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The Twelve Apostles
06 Oct 2016 * EBOOK * £6.99 * 9781784080129

The story of the assassination squad that changed the course of Irish history.

Non Fiction / HBJD1 (History)
Extent: 320 pages
Exclusive: GB AU NZ IN ZA SG   Not for sale: CA US
Michael Collins
De Valera
The Troubles
Wherever Green is Worn
On the Blanket
1916: The Mornings After
The GAA and the War of Independence
Also by Tim Pat Coogan
The Twelve ApostlesTim Pat Coogan

Ireland, 1919: When Sinn Féin proclaims Dáil Éireann the parliament of the independent Irish republic, London declares the new assembly to be illegal, and a vicious guerilla war breaks out between republican and crown forces. Michael Collins, intelligence chief of the Irish Republican Army, creates an elite squad whose role is to assassinate British agents and undercover police. The so-called 'Twelve Apostles' will create violent mayhem, culminating in the events of 'Bloody Sunday' in November 1920.

Bestselling historian Tim Pat Coogan not only tells the story of Collins' squad, he also examines the remarkable intelligence network of which it formed a part, and which helped to bring the British government to the negotiating table.

 
Tim Pat Coogan is Ireland's best-known historical writer. His 1990 biography of Michael Collins rekindled interest in Collins and his era. He is also the author of The IRA, Long Fellow, Long Shadow, 1916: The Mornings After and The Twelve Apostles.

'A compelling work ... this tale of murder and mayhem is also a labour of love. Written with pace and clarity, this is an important work that shows how desperate measures taken in desperate times don't easily go away', Irish Independent

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