Up Like A Bird: The Rise and Fall of An Irish Republican Army Commander

Author Brendan Hughes
Condition Very Good
Cover Type Softback

Brendan Hughes’ gritty, fast-paced memoir charts his rise through the ranks of the Irish Republican Army. Hughes reveals how a secret unit planned and executed the celebrated helicopter escape from Dublin’s Mountjoy Jail in 1973 and carried out a series of audacious bank raids to fund the organisation’s armed resistance to British rule. For the first time, he also tells the inside story of how the IRA planned a successful mass breakout from Ireland’s maximum-security Portlaoise Prison.
This book, first published in October 2022, has become a self-publishing phenomenon.