Monthly Archives: June 2017

What came first – the paramilitaries or the polluted politics?

My new book UVF: Behind the Mask has drawn considerable media attention since its publication two weeks ago. Much of this is to be expected given that I have gained unprecedented access to the UVF in a way that presents … Continue reading

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Why I wrote UVF: Behind the Mask – Part Two

Without doubt this has been the most difficult book I have ever written. My other books are on a variety of different subjects, ranging from a history of the labour movement in Northern Ireland to insurgency in South Yemen. Although … Continue reading

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Why I wrote UVF: Behind the Mask – Part One

Next week my book UVF: Behind the Mask will be published by Merrion Press. The book has taken me three years to write but has a much longer gestation, stretching back nearly twenty years. I first began researching the Ulster … Continue reading

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