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  Tim Pat Coogan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Timothy Patrick Coogan is an Irish historian, broadcaster, newspaper columnist and was appointed editor of the Irish Press newspaper in 1968.
Coogan, son of an IRA Volunteer of the (1919-1922) period, is a former student of Blackrock College in Dublin, and has written controversial but popular books such as The IRA, Ireland Since the Rising, On the Blanket, Michael Collins and Eamon de Valera.
Coogan blames the Troubles in Northern Ireland on Paisleyism.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Tim_Pat_Coogan   (234 words)

 Talk:Tim Pat Coogan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Coogan at all, and that this was the cause for such vandalism to occur.
There *are* critics of TPC out there though none come to mind at the moment.
Several of them (written about several of Coogan's books) say things to the effect of "Coogan tends to overromanticize, but the pictures are great".
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Talk:Tim_Pat_Coogan   (650 words)

 Open House   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
Tim Pat Coogan is a respected Irish historian, broadcaster, newspaper columnist and former editor of the Irish Press.
Coogan has argued that it has proven to be “narrow-minded, anti intellectual and rigorist on morality.” He argues that cardinal Paul Cullen changed the nature of religious practice from life affirming celebration, to church bound processions.
When Coogan began employment in the Evening Press in 1954, (the last year anyone was hanged for murder in the Republic), there were two murders and one manslaughter in that year; today it has passed the 50 mark.
www.rte.ie /tv/openhouse/2003/1210/TiPaCo.html   (691 words)

 Metroactive Books | 'Ireland in the 20th Century'
Coogan is that rare historian--an especially rare breed among Irish historians--who is both impassioned and disinterested.
Coogan's judgment is unsparing: the British, the Ulster Protestant fanatics, the Catholic Church and, finally, the Irish people themselves all get their feet held to the fire for their roles in the Western world's nastiest and longest-lasting family feud.
"Ireland," Coogan is able to report, "left the 20th century looking far better then she entered it." Which suggests that the terrible beauty Yeats said was born in the 1916 revolution may at last be ready to blossom with an emphasis on the beauty.
www.metroactive.com /papers/metro/03.24.04/ireland-0413.html   (523 words)

 Michael Collins: A Biography Book at Shop Ireland
Tim Pat Coogan's book is a triumph of intelligence, research and dedication over the romantic rose tinted blindness of others who have tackled this subject.
It is Coogan's opinion that Ireland would have prospered more quickly, and that on top of that, most probably, it would have been an united country now without the separation of the North.
Tim Pat Coogan is deeply biased, this is hagiography, Michael Collins walks on water from West Cork onwards.
www.shopireland.ie /books/reviews/0099685809   (1094 words)

 'Wickedness Breaks Forth'
Coogan goes on to describes the second five years of “de Valera’s decade” as a period in which he consolidated his power by separating Ireland from England and by drafting the Constitution of 1937.
Furthermore, de Valera biographer Tim Pat Coogan points out that de Valera’s obsession with strict church marriage rules in his 1937 Constitution may have come from possible doubts about whether his own parents were actually married at the time of his birth.
Historian Tim Pat Coogan writes that de Valera is accused of many things by his opponents, but never of “incompetence in the political art.”41 He was a fierce leader who knew how to please the masses and who always remained loyal to his vision.
www.loyno.edu /history/journal/Hennessy.htm   (2843 words)

 Amazon.com: The IRA: A History: Books: Tim Pat Coogan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
Coogan's authoritative study of the Irish Republican Army has been revised in light of the past year's events.
I can't believe that Coogan, who is a professional newspaper writer/editor, would have neglected to have someone proofread his book before submitting it to a publisher, so I can only assume that this was the typesetter's fault.
Coogan's interesting history is to some extent marred by the way it descends into the depths of anecdote: often you cannot get a picture of the whole in that sea of details.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/1879373998?v=glance   (1343 words)

 Book review by JD
Well, let us be thankful for small mercies: breaking ranks with Republican tradition, Coogan at least acknowledges the existence of the Ulstermen, though he shows no comprehension of their strong desire not to be ruled by people who, they know very well from historical experience, detest them.
In Coogan’s own words: “The message is that those who do not learn from history really can be doomed to relive it...” Or, as they say in Belfast: We know where you live.
Tim Pat Coogan bills himself as “journalist and historian.” Given that both those professions involve the accurate recording of facts, his claim to them ought to be prosecuted as false advertising.
olimu.com /Journalism/Texts/Reviews/HibernoFascism.htm   (1226 words)

 Amazon.com: Eamon De Valera: The Man Who Was Ireland: Books: Tim Pat Coogan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
Tim Pat Coogan compiles a sober and thorough history of Eamon deValera, the most influential Irish leader of the twentieth century.
Now Coogan tells the story of Collins' much longer-lived friend, "chief," and, ultimately, rival who harnessed that rebel force and turned it into a populist political movement that defined Ireland for a half-century and still casts a "long shadow" over the nation today.
Coogan constantly reminds us that De Valera was a student of Macchiavelli's writings and does not do so to merely impress us with DeValera's literary interests.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0060926902?v=glance   (1543 words)

 Printer version - Pat Coogan Blames His Journalistic Profession   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
At the establishment of the now suspended Northern Ireland assembly, the leaders of all parties, as well as former US Senator George Mitchell thanked the media for enduring the frustration of being starved of information while the final stages of the peace process were negotiated in private.
Coogan said the Irish print media had never been healthier and believed sales in the Republic had often made the difference in circulation wars between British tabloids.
Coogan is close to finishing a new edition of The IRA, the first book on the organisation when it was published in 1970 against its leaders' orders.
www.crikey.com.au /media/2000/04/16-patcoogan.print.html   (1827 words)

 THE BLANKET * Book Reviews
I admit to being in possession of a pre-formed opinion that Coogan's obsession with demographics had prompted him to travel the world in a bid to count as many Catholics as he could among the seventy million worldwide who call themselves 'Irish'.
Although - and as Coogan points out - reviewers have been known to describe his forays into IRA historiography as 'the definitive work', I recall interviewing the late Sean McStiofain a number of years ago and being told that his first book on the IRA was the 'worst crap ever written'.
Nevertheless, it was reassuring that this work pulled few punches in its treatment of the racism shown by elements of the Diaspora to other ethnic groups particularly in America where the Irish seemed determined to reproduce the social disadvantage and deprivation experienced by fls in particular.
lark.phoblacht.net /green.html   (876 words)

 Foreign Affairs - Book Review - The IRA: A History - Tim Pat Coogan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
Coogan, a prominent Irish journalist, has updated for an American audience an earlier account of the Irish Republican Army.
Coogan touches on the IRA's international ties, but his evidence is weak, and the book rarely identifies sources.
He notes that IRA atrocities evoke revulsion in England and Ireland, and he hopes for a role for the United Nations and European Union in resolving the conflict.
www.foreignaffairs.org /19950301fabook4435/tim-pat-coogan/the-ira-a-history.html?mode=print   (294 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: The I.R.A.: Books   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
Tim Pat Coogan's classic The IRA provides the only fair-minded, comprehensive history of the organization that has transformed the Irish nationalist movement this century.
With clarity and detachment, Coogan examines the IRA's origins, its foreign links, the bombing campaigns, hunger strikes and sectarian violence, and now their role in the latest attempt to bring peace to Northern Ireland.
Meticulously researched, and backed up by interviews with past and present members of the organization, Tim Pat Coogan's book is an authoritative and compelling account of modern Irish history from the point of view of one of its most controversial major participants.
www.amazon.co.uk /exec/obidos/ASIN/0006531555   (484 words)

 PFC IRELAND NEWS UPDATES   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
The Pat Finucane Centre is planning to make the full 96 page report available on the internet within a few days.
Tim Pat spoke for an hour outling the political case for the restoration by the IRA of its ceasefire.
However Tim Pat Coogan spoke of the immense and powerful forces which favoured an inclusive peace process and the building of a new Ireland.
www.serve.com /~pfc/weekly/inu1feb97.html   (2310 words)

 Radio National: The Europeans
A series of unfortunate events - a bungled bank robbery, the withdrawal from the peace process and then the murder in a pub brawl of a man whose sisters refused to let justice be meted out in the usual way, behind closed doors - has brought the IRA to a crossroads.
Irish writer Tim Pat Coogan has devoted his career to studying the IRA, constantly adding new editions to a book he began writing in the nineteen sixties.
The governments of Britain, Ireland and the United States have also made it clear that the continuing inclusion of Sinn Fein in the peace process is conditional on its severing ties with the IRA.
www.abc.net.au /rn/talks/europe/stories/s1324827.htm   (178 words)

 Wherever Green Is Worn Book from Books.co.uk   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
'Tim Pat Coogan is an internationally respected journalist.
Tim Pat Coogan manages to find 'the story' in about every country he has visited.
This volume will stand as a challenging and controversial work on the Irish diaspora.;It will also stand as a reproach to professional historians like myself who are quick to criticize and find fault, but slow to do the type of research necessary to write an influential and important book of this kind.
www.books.co.uk /wherever_green_is_worn/0091793459.html   (330 words)

 The IRA: A History (excerpt) [Free Republic]
Lord Brookeborough, father of the "Special Constabularies" of the North, spoke openly in an interview with Tim Pat Coogan, as recounted in Coogan's book, The IRA: A History, of his intentions to fashion a military-style Union-protection force.
Coogan referenced discussions with and the writings of Paddy Devlin, a civil-rights activist leader of that time, who in his book Straight Left, recounted eyewitness reports of "police" -- their uniforms barely covered by borrowed civilian overcoats -- who were well-known and easily recognized by those they tormented.
In "The IRA: A History" Tim Pat Coogan points out the stark sectarianism underpinning the statelet which trapped its Irish Catholic residents in an endless cycle of poverty and hopelessness.
www.freerepublic.com /forum/a3a987ad428d1.htm   (12281 words)

 Coogan, Collins, and DeValera | TPMCafe
Both Coogan and the film seem to indicate that DeValera's behavior around the negotiation of the Anglo-Irish treaty and the establishment of the Free State was a kind of deliberate set-up, motivated by personal jealousy of Collins.
Since DeValera served for so long as Ireland's leader after the conclusion of the Civil War and his Fianna Fail party continues to dominate the scene over there, I take it that this is not, in fact, the universal understanding of what took place, at least among the Irish people.
I'd be interested in knowing if Coogan's account is supported elsewhere in the historical literature or if this is just sort of an eccentric notion of his.
www.tpmcafe.com /story/2005/6/3/94321/25090   (439 words)

 THE BLANKET * Index: Current Articles
Also included was a historian of the IRA, Tim Pat Coogan, a former advisor to three Taoisaigh, Martin Mansergh, and Sinn Fein’s Mitchel McLaughlin.
What caused them to display a lack of their normal surefootedness was the awkwardness that comes with having a knowledge others know is there and who are immovable in their determination to make it available to the public.
During Friday’s exchange both Tim Pat Coogan and Martin Mansergh admitted that the piecing together of the peace process jigsaw began many years prior to the Hume-Adams talks.
lark.phoblacht.net /knackersam.html   (905 words)

Coogan is a former editor of the Irish Press, the paper associated with the main ruling class party in the Irish Republic, Fianna Fail, and he is very much part of the Dublin establishment and its friends in the United States.
Coogan makes clear that it was pressure from Washington in particular that forced Major to put his signature to the Xmas 1993 Anglo-Irish Declaration of Downing Street.
As Coogan points out, this was in breach of the Downing Street Declaration which promised elected parties entry to talks 'once they proved that they intended to abide by the democratic process'.
pubs.socialistreviewindex.org.uk /sr192/books.htm   (5386 words)

 Irish Democrat : Reviews : The Easter rising and its vengeful aftermath
TIM PAT Coogan’s 1916: the Easter Rising is a handsome book, with a wealth of brilliant illustrations that take up almost half of the available page space.
The 1916 rising was, writes Coogan, “profoundly important and profoundly unnecessary” -- unnecessary because if British and unionist intransigence had not prevented the implementation of Home Rule, then Irish aspirations might not have burst forth in such a violent manner.
Apart from a few unfortunate factual errors in the early part of the book, this is a good introduction to the rising and Coogan knows how to insert lively details and tell some good anecdotes without losing the thread of the narrative.
www.irishdemocrat.co.uk /reviews/easter-rising   (1033 words)

 Troubles/Coogan, Tim Pat/RHRH001063   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
Tim Pat Coogan's classic and controversial study, now brought up to date to cover the collapse of the IRA ceasefire.
The Troubles will be the standard work on the period until events overtake its contents." - Irish Post.
"Tim Pat Coogan's latest book is...always hall-marked by his journalistic nose for the unseen document, the significant detail, the apparently throwaway remark which can suddenly illuminate a strategy." - Irish Times.
www.bookworm.com.au /rh001063.htm   (157 words)

 CAIN: Tim Pat Coogan (1993) The IRA. Chap.33: The Green Book: I
The following chapter has been contributed by the author Tim Pat Coogan, with the permission of HarperCollins Publishers.
This chapter is copyright Tim Pat Coogan (1993) and is included on the CAIN site by permission of the author and publisher.
You may not edit, adapt, or redistribute changed versions of this for other than your personal use without the express written permission of the author and Harper Collins Publishers.
cain.ulst.ac.uk /othelem/organ/docs/coogan/coogan93.htm   (4108 words)

 Books and Movies on Michael Collins, Irish Freedom Struggle -- The Wild Geese Today
In a new edition of his bestselling biography, Tim Pat Coogan brings the story up to date.
Collins was a forceful presence that forged the Irish nation and Coogan vividly illustrates the turbulence as well as the joy of his life.
With introductory essay by Tim Pat Coogan, a prominent Irish journalist and author of the definitive biography on Collins.
www.thewildgeese.com /pages/mcollins.html   (1106 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: Michael Collins: A Biography: Books   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
Ireland in the 20th Century; Paperback ~ Tim Pat Coogan
Coogans book highlights the complexity of Irish history, June 15, 2001
And in that sense, he has left his mark on Irish history and his spirit among the Irish.
www.amazon.co.uk /exec/obidos/ASIN/0099685809   (1321 words)

 Crikey Website - Pat Coogan Blames His Journalistic Profession   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
It's only appropriate to see Tim Pat Coogan enter his local pub, Finnegan's of Dalkey, wearing the Dubliner's uniform of peak-cap, thick woollen jumper and dark coat.
Any resumption will see it back on the agenda as yet another symbolic gesture in the peace process.
"Some things are better imagined than described," Coogan said dryly.
www.crikey.com.au /articles/2000/04/16-patcoogan.html   (1923 words)

 Newshound: Links to daily newspaper articles about Northern Ireland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
He is believed by Tim Pat Coogan and by Niall O'Dowd.
Well, it is if you find Jim Sands as credible as, say, Tim Pat Coogan finds him.
What happens is that the most vocal spokespersons for the Republican cause in the USA come to be regarded as undependable and impressionable, as political flat earthers.
www.nuzhound.com /articles/odoh5-18.htm   (658 words)

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