Books: Gun Moll Tells All

TO TAKE ARMS: MY YEAR WITH THE I.R.A. PROVISIONAL

by MARIA McGUIRE

185 pages. Viking. $6.95.

For a time Maria McGuire had romantic notions of Irish Republican Army leaders as "rugged heros." They in turn, she admits, were surprised to find a girl in hot pants who was interested in the Provisional I.R.A.

But Maria, now 25, was more than a guerrilla groupie. University educated, multilingual, pretty, and with plenty of public relations savvy, she was one of the I.R.A.'s better front agents. Then after a year she fell out of love with the Provo...

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