Strained Relations: Ireland at Peace and the USA at War 1941-1945 by Ryle T. DwyerStrained Relations: Ireland at Peace and the USA at War 1941-1945 by Ryle T. Dwyer

Strained Relations: Ireland at Peace and the USA at War 1941-1945

byRyle T. Dwyer

Hardcover | March 1, 1988

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Strained Relations is a substantial account of Irish-USA relations during the Second World War. Much of the material is based on previously classified documents, and on personal interviews with the Americans sent to Ireland as spies. The author explores the suspicion and occasional hostility with which the USA and Great Britain viewed this neutral but strategically important country. He discusses the contingency plans for the seizure of Irish ports, the attempt to discredit de Valera, as well as the novel forms of intelligence work engaged in by American diplomats. Contents: Preface; Neutrals at Odds; America Goes to War; Gray Advised by Ghosts; Just in Case; Getting Behind the Green Curtain; The Absent Treatment; American Spies in Ireland; Convenient Fiction for Allied Airmen; Ireland's Phoney Neutrality; The Irish Threat to Postwar Stability; Military did not want Irish Bases; The Truth Behind the American Note; Diplomatic Manoeuvrings; Amid the Press Hysteria; What they Knew; Towards a Troubled End; In the Final Days; Notes; Bibliography; Index^R
Title:Strained Relations: Ireland at Peace and the USA at War 1941-1945Format:HardcoverDimensions:1 pages, 9 × 6 × 1 inPublished:March 1, 1988Publisher:Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

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ISBN - 10:0389207748

ISBN - 13:9780389207740

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Dwyer tells the story well...adding color to the events of the period.