Edward Burke is Assistant Professor in International Relations at the University of Nottingham.
'An excellent, engaging and provocative study that addresses a
crucial period during 'the Troubles' and examines patterns of
behaviour within the British army as well as wider issues within
Northern Ireland during this time.'
Dr David Murphy, Maynooth University
'Based on rich and original research, this is a well-researched and sophisticated study on the British Army in Northern Ireland.'
Professor Richard English, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Internationalisation and Engagement, Queen's University Belfast
'An Army of Tribes is a rigorous work of painstaking scholarship that places the security dimension of the Northern Irish Troubles in much greater tactical and operational context than ever before.'
Aaron Edwards, War on the Rocks
'As a critical examination of the role of the 'green army', the ordinary uniformed soldiers in Northern Ireland, this is a work that will be hard to surpass.'
Tom Griffin, Spinwatch
'In addition to being high-quality academic history for the connoisseur, this [final] chapter is a beautiful piece of writing that evokes the intimacy and tragedy of the Northern Ireland conflict. It draws the book [...] together excellently.'
Thomas Tormey, 20th Century British History
Reviews `In An Army of Tribes, Burke has produced a piece of work on the Northern Ireland conflict unlike any other. The range of face to face interviews with those actively engaged on both sides of the Troubles in Belfast and South Armagh during the height of the conflict provides real depth to the analysis, while simultaneously adding value to our understanding of small unit leadership and cohesion.'
Christian Tripodi, RUSI Journal