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The Road to Balcombe Street By Steve Moysey

The Road to Balcombe Street

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Offers an account and analysis of law enforcement negotiation lessons learned from the infamous hostage standoff between the London Metropolitan Police (the Met) and four members of the Provisional Irish Republican Army (IRA) in the winter of 1975.
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The Road to Balcombe Street: The IRA Reign of Terror in London by Steve Moysey

The Road to Balcombe Street: The IRA Reign of Terror in London is the highly detailed account and analysis of law enforcement negotiation lessons learned from the infamous hostage standoff between the London Metropolitan Police (the Met) and four members of the Provisional Irish Republican Army (IRA) in the winter of 1975. With eye-witness and first-hand testimony, this book examines the events leading up to the clash and their political context as well as how both sides handled the hostage situation and the strategies and tactics used by the police to safely diffuse the volatile situation.

Comprehensive and readable, The Road to Balcombe Street: The IRA Reign of Terror in London looks at not only the six days making up the standoff but places the confrontation in unique historical context by giving a detailed summary of IRA activity in London in the years leading up to the siege. In addition, this vital study explores the aftershocks arising from the apprehension of the IRA team as well as the hostage negotiation lessons learned in the conflict. This useful resource also features a thorough bibliography and list of electronic resources.

The Road to Balcombe Street: The IRA Reign of Terror in London is a useful resource for practicing law enforcement negotiating teams and professionals; history, sociology, and social psychology students and educators; and general readers as well.

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About Steve Moysey


Steven P. Moysey, PhD

Table of Contents


  • PART I
  • Foreword (Lord Peter Imbert)
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1. Background to the 1974-1975 London ASU Campaign
  • Chapter 2. Phase One
  • Chapter 3. Phase Two
  • Chapter 4. December 6th, 1975
  • PART II
  • Chapter 5. The Siege, December 7th-12th, 1975
  • Chapter 6. Post Siege Events
  • Chapter 7. Observations on the Balcombe Street Siege
  • Chapter 8. Postscript
  • Index
  • Reference Notes Included

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GOR008846583
The Road to Balcombe Street: The IRA Reign of Terror in London by Steve Moysey
Steve Moysey
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Taylor & Francis Inc
2007-10-23
316
0789029138
9780789029133
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