Brendan Hughes’ gritty memoir charts his rise through the ranks of the Provisional IRA in the early 1970s as it evolved into one of the most sophisticated guerrilla movements in the world.
With all the ingredients of a fast-paced thriller, Hughes reveals how he led a secret IRA unit that planned and executed the celebrated helicopter escape from Mountjoy Jail in 1973 and carried out a series of audacious bank raids in the Republic.
For the first time, he also tells the inside story of how the IRA planned a mass breakout from Portlaoise Prison in 1974. Shortly afterwards, his relationship with the IRA leadershp turned sour and former comrades were ordered to execute him.
For almost half a century he has been written out of history. Until now.
The book contains original photographs ( all taken in the early to mid 1970's) by P. Michael O'Sullivan
P. Michael O’Sullivan was a seasoned photojournalist with a well-earned reputation for bravery in dangerous situations. After serving in the U.S. Army 82nd Airborne, he worked in New York for several magazines, including Life and Business Week.
The book, Patriot Graves: Resistance in Ireland, published in 1972, was the culmination of several visits by O'Sullivan to the country. Unapologetically partisan, it contained unparalleled documentation of IRA operations and exclusive interviews with some of the organisation’s main leaders. It was banned in the UK.
All our copies are signed by Brendan Hughes and the co-author, journalist Douglas Dalby . UNDEDICATED, BRAND NEW. Publication date 10th September 2021.
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