WorldCat Identities

Collins, Eamon

Works: 3 works in 17 publications in 2 languages and 469 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography 
Roles: Author
Classifications: DA990.U452, 941.60824
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Eamon Collins
Most widely held works by Eamon Collins
Blinder Hass : Autobiographie eines irischen Terroristen by Eamon Collins( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in German and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Killing rage by Eamon Collins( Book )

7 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"No paramilitary 'volunteer' has ever told the full story of what he has done for his cause. Eamon Collins is different. Not only is he, by his own immensely detailed account, responsible for five killings, but he planned many more. His 'South Down Command' (though, on this occasion, he was not personally involved) was partly responsible for the largest massacre of RUC men in the history of the state, when nine constables died in a mortar attack on Newry police station. Not himself a trigger-man, he was in some ways more cold-bloodedly responsible than the actual killers, for he was the 'Intelligence Officer', the man who spotted, tracked and arranged the murder of the local IRA's victims. He would spend months planning such killings; and in one case, the victim was a colleague of his in the customs service, whose children Collins had met. He is also unusual in his ruthless honesty, being the first ex-activist willing to expose so truthfully the banality and tragic waste of 'the armed struggle'. He offers the reader an irreplaceable portrait of how anger becomes politicized and channelled into the service of revolutionary nationalism: of how it becomes 'killing rage', in which terrible things are rationalized, such as the murder of lone, elderly RUC men a few months away from retirement simply because they are easy to hit; the blowing up of telephone engineers who happen to be members of the Territorial Army; the shooting of men who serve part-time in the UDR. And how dreadful 'mistakes' such as the killing of a harmless Catholic mistaken for an RUC detective, or that of a ten-year-old boy by a car bomb in a small town, come to be reckoned against the greater good of Irish freedom."--Jacket
Results of the 2003 national survey of benchmarks : survey report, November 2003 by Thomas N Garavan( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Audience Level
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Audience level: 0.47 (from 0.45 for Killing ra ... to 0.91 for Blinder Ha ...)

Killing rage
Alternative Names
Eamon Collins Aktivist der Provisional Irish Republican Army

Eamon Collins aktivulo de Provizora irlanda respublika armeo

Eamon Collins Irish republican; memoirist, writer

English (15)

German (2)