"Soldier of the Queen" by Bernard O’Mahoney with Mick McGovern

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Soldier of the Queen stands out as an important book on the Troubles. It covers an aspect of controlling the conflict which has been largely ignored by security force writers: both in terms of the experience of ordinary soldiers and in terms of how common unpleasant and counter-productive practices are. On these counts alone, this book should be essential reading for every student of political violence in Northern Ireland. O’Mahoney and McGovern have written a sobering work which contains many lessons for those willing to learn.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)316-318
Number of pages3
JournalStudies in Conflict & Terrorism
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2001


  • book review
  • Soldier of the Queen
  • Bernard O’Mahoney
  • Northern Ireland
  • Northern Ireland Troubles
  • counterterrorism

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