Fifty Dead Men Walking

Fifty Dead Men Walking

The True Story of A British Agent Inside the IRA

Book - 1998
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For four years, Martin McGartland lived a remarkable double life -- a life not even known to the mother of his two children. To the Irish Republican Army, he was a trusted intelligence officer and integral member of an activist terrorist unit. To the British government, he was "Agent Carol". By night he helped plan bombings and shootings of innocent people, by day he passed on details of planned atrocities to British intelligence officers -- heroically and fearlessly -- until his cover was blown.
Publisher: Norwalk, Ct.: Hastings House, 1998.
ISBN: 9780803894075
0803894074
Branch Call Number: 941.6 McG
Characteristics: 248 p.
Alternative Title: 50 dead men walking

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Bearskito
Jul 09, 2013

Martin McGartland spent 4 years as part of both the IRA and the RUC, tipping the RUC off about planed IRA bombings. Eventually, His cover was blown, and he was abducted by the IRA. He escaped by jumping out a third floor window. It is estimated that he saved at least 50 lives during his time as a double-agent, before he was forced into hiding after his cover was blown. I would recommend this book, because it is very interesting and gives an insight into what real spying is like.

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cobragunship
Mar 17, 2013

An excellent read and a pretty good movie about the troubles in Northern Ireland and one man's decision to give out IRA plans to the other side to save lives. The book is quite funny at times and tragic at other moments.

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Bearskito
Jul 09, 2013

Violence: Lots of violence

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Bearskito
Jul 09, 2013

Coarse Language: Lots of swearing.

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