Say Nothing


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One of the New York Times 10 Best Books of the Year BEST NONFICTION BOOK OF THE YEAR - TIME MAGAZINE ONE OF THE BEST 10 BOOKS OF THE YEAR - WASHINGTON POST NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD FINALIST WINNER OF THE ORWELL PRIZE LONGLISTED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD "Masked intruders dragged Jean McConville, a 38-year-old widow and mother of 10, from her Belfast home in 1972. In this meticulously reported book -- as finely paced as a novel -- Keefe uses McConville's murder as a prism to tell the history of the Troubles in Northern Ireland. Interviewing people on both sides of the conflict, he transforms the tragic damage and waste of the era into a searing, utterly gripping saga." - New York Times Book Review, Ten Best Books of the Year From award-winning New Yorker staff writer Patrick Radden Keefe, a stunning, intricate narrative about a notorious killing in Northern Ireland and its devastating repercussions In December 1972, Jean McConville, a thirty-eight-year-old mother of ten, was dragged from her Belfast home by masked intruders, her children clinging to her legs. They never saw her again. Her abduction was one of the most notorious episodes of the vicious conflict known as The Troubles. Everyone in the neighborhood knew the I.R.A. was responsible. But in a climate of fear and paranoia, no one would speak of it. In 2003, five years after an accord brought an uneasy peace to Northern Ireland, a set of human bones was discovered on a beach. McConville's children knew it was their mother when they were told a blue safety pin was attached to the dress--with so many kids, she had always kept it handy for diapers or ripped clothes. Patrick Radden Keefe's mesmerizing book on the bitter conflict in Northern Ireland and its aftermath uses the McConville case as a starting point for the tale of a society wracked by a violent guerrilla war, a war whose consequences have never been reckoned with. The brutal violence seared not only people like the McConville children, but also I.R.A. members embittered by a peace that fell far short of the goal of a united Ireland, and left them wondering whether the killings they committed were not justified acts of war, but simple murders. From radical and impetuous I.R.A. terrorists such as Dolours Price, who, when she was barely out of her teens, was already planting bombs in London and targeting informers for execution, to the ferocious I.R.A. mastermind known as The Dark, to the spy games and dirty schemes of the British Army, to Gerry Adams, who negotiated the peace but betrayed his hardcore comrades by denying his I.R.A. past--Say Nothing conjures a world of passion, betrayal, vengeance, and anguish.

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Author by Patrick Radden Keefe
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ISBN Number 9780385543378

Say Nothing


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"A narrative about a notorious killing that took place in Northern Ireland during The Troubles and its devastating repercussions to this day"--

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Author by Patrick Radden Keefe
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Say Nothing A True Story Of Murder And Memory In Northern Ireland


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WINNER OF THE ORWELL PRIZE FOR POLITICAL WRITING 2019 SHORTLISTED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FOR NONFICTION 2019 A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER ‘A must read’ Gillian Flynn

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Author by Patrick Radden Keefe
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The Snakehead


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Traces the story of illegal Chinese immigrant Cheng Chui Ping, who built a human smuggling conglomerate with links to a violent Chinatown gang, an organization that was exposed by New York's "Jade Squad" and the FBI twelve years before Ping's conviction.

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Author by Patrick Radden Keefe
Genre eBook Biography & Autobiography
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ISBN Number 9780307279279

Summary Of Say Nothing


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NOTE: This is a summary guide and is meant as a companion to, not a replacement for, the original book.ABOUT BOOK:Sау Nоthіng (2018) еxрlоrеѕ a ѕhосkіng truе story of murder durіng the Northern Ireland Cоnflісt. Thеѕе blinks аrе a соmреllіng meditation оn оnе of thе darkest сhарtеrѕ оf Irish hіѕtоrу, аnd shine a light оn ѕоmе оf thе kеу fіgurеѕ іn thе соnflісt as well аѕ thе реrіоd''ѕ mоѕt notorious аtrосіtіеѕ. ABOUT THЕ AUTHОR; Pаtrісk Radden Kееfе іѕ an аwаrd-wіnnіng author аnd jоurnаlіѕt. Hіѕ other books іnсludе Thе Snаkеhеаd and Chаttеr. Kееfе іѕ аlѕо a wrіtеr fоr the New Yоrkеr mаgаzіnе, and received thе Nаtіоnаl Mаgаzіnе Award fоr Fеаturе Wrіtіng in 2014. INTRODUCTION.What''s іn іt for mе? Gеt a glimpse іntо Northern Irеlаnd''ѕ troubled past.On December 7, 1972, the сhіldrеn of a Bеlfаѕt woman nаmеd Jеаn MсCоnvіllе opened thе fаmіlу''ѕ frоnt door tо fіnd a crowd оf mеn аnd wоmеn waiting оutѕіdе. Thе сhіldrеn rесоgnіzеd some оf thеm аѕ thеіr neighbors. Leaving hеr tеn children аt home alone, Jеаn gоt іntо a vаn wіth thе vіѕіtоrѕ. This wоuld be the last tіmе her family ever saw hеr alive. Hеr children wоuld ѕреnd thе nеxt thrее dесаdеѕ trуіng to fіnd оut what hарреnеd to their mother. Nоw, for thе fіrѕt time, Pаtrісk Keefe rеvеаlѕ thе true ѕtоrу behind Jеаn''ѕ dіѕарреаrаnсе. In this summary guide, уоu''ll tаkе a tour thrоugh thе trаgіс аnd brutаllу vіоlеnt years of thе Northern Irеlаnd Cоnflісt, аnd uncover the role thаt thе IRA рlауеd іn Jеаn McConville''s dеаth. You''ll аlѕо learn some оf the соnflісt''ѕ kеу еvеntѕ, frоm thе chaos оf Blооdу Frіdау and thе Old Bаіlеу Bombings tо the hunger strike оf a раіr of Irіѕh paramilitaries іn сарtіvіtу. Lаѕtlу, уоu''ll lеаrn hоw аn оrdіnаrу Belfast wоmаn bесаmе еmbrоіlеd іn a blооdу соnflісt thаt claimed the lives оf 3,500 реорlе оvеr 30 years. Rеаd оn tо dіѕсоvеr: *whу Jеаn MсCоnvіllе dіѕарреаrеd; *whаt thе Brіtіѕh Government dіd in response tо thе Prісе ѕіѕtеrѕ'' hungеr strike; аnd; аnd *How аn Amеrісаn university''s hіѕtоrу рrоjесt revealed thе ѕесrеtѕ оf the соnflісt.

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Making Sense Of The Troubles


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Compellingly written and even-handed in its judgments, this is by far the clearest account of what has happened through the years in the Northern Ireland conflict, and why. After a chapter of background on the period from 1921 to 1963, it covers the ensuing period—the descent into violence, the hunger strikes, the Anglo-Irish accord, the bombers in England—to the present shaky peace process. Behind the deluge of information and opinion about the conflict, there is a straightforward and gripping story. Mr. McKittrick and Mr. McVea tell that story clearly, concisely, and, above all, fairly, avoiding intricate detail in favor of narrative pace and accessible prose. They describe and explain a lethal but fascinating time in Northern Ireland's history, which brought not only death, injury, and destruction but enormous political and social change. They close on an optimistic note, convinced that while peace—if it comes—will always be imperfect, a corner has now been decisively turned. The book includes a detailed chronology, statistical tables, and a glossary of terms.

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Author by David McKittrick
Genre eBook History
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ISBN Number 9781461663331

Summary Analysis Of Say Nothing


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PLEASE NOTE: This is a summary and analysis of the book and not the original book. If you'd like to purchase the original book, please paste this link in your browser: https://amzn.to/2PoBKHg In this fast-paced, extensively researched history of the Troubles, award-winning investigative journalist Patrick Radden Keefe unearths some of the deepest secrets of the IRA to reveal a chaotic world of betrayal, retribution, torment, and ambition. Patrick Radden Keefe has received numerous awards for his journalism including the National Magazine Award for Feature Writing in 2014 and was a finalist for the National Magazine Award for Reporting in 2015 and 2016. What does this ZIP Reads Summary Include? - Synopsis of the original book - Key takeaways from each chapter - A guide to the key players - Detailed personal histories from the IRA's bloody rebellion - Editorial Review - Background on Patrick Radden Keefe About the Original Book: Say Nothing deftly weaves the story of Jean McConville, one of the many people who disappeared in Northern Ireland during the Troubles, with those of top IRA volunteers like Dolours Price, Brendan Hughes, and Gerry Adams to narrate a scrupulously researched, chilling tale of violence, subterfuge, and tragedy. Covering the expansive and brutal history of the Northern Ireland conflict from the 1960s to the present times, this book will not only inform, thrill, and terrify you but will also leave you questioning your own notions of violence and patriotism. DISCLAIMER: This book is intended as a companion to, not a replacement for, Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland. ZIP Reads is wholly responsible for this content and is not associated with the original author in any way. Please follow this link: https://amzn.to/2PoBKHg to purchase a copy of the original book.

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Rebel Hearts


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For ten years Kevin Toolis investigated the lives of the IRA soldiers who wage a secret battle against the British State. His journeys took him from the back kitchens of Belfast, where men joked while making two-thousand-pound bombs, to prisons for interviews with men serving life sentences, and to the graveyards where mourners weep. Each chapter explores a world where history, faith, and human savagery determine life and death. At once moving and harrowing,Rebel Hearts is the most authoritative and insightful book ever written on the IRA.

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Author by Kevin Toolis
Genre eBook History
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ISBN Number 9781250088734

Watching The Door


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Kevin Myers was a young, wide-eyed, and naive outsider thrust into the thick of the conflict in Northern Ireland as it teetered on the brink of civil war. Quickly absorbed into the local community and privy to the secrets of both the Protestant and Catholic paramilitaries, Myers gained a unique perspective into both sides of the sectarian violence. Devoid of any political agenda, Myers describes the streets of Belfast at its bloodiest with searing clarity, capturing every inch of the city's disturbing violence. Flirting with death at every turn, Myers comes of age as the world around him falls apart, fueled by the psychotic rage, senseless murder, and unrelenting terror that surround Northern Ireland's loyalist gangs, paratroopers, police force, and, of course, average citizen. Part unofficial history, part personal memoir, Watching the Door is raw, provocative, and darkly funny, offering an unbridled account of sex, death, and violence in Northern Ireland by one of its most dynamic witnesses.

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Author by Kevin Myers
Genre eBook Biography & Autobiography
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ISBN Number 9781593763473

Standard Operating Procedure


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Standard Operating Procedure is an utterly original collaboration by the writer Philip Gourevitch (We Wish to Inform You that Tomorrow We Will Be Killed With Our Families) and the film-maker Errol Morris (The Thin Blue Line, The Fog of War). They have produced the first full reckoning of what actually happened at Abu Ghraib. Standard Operating Procedure reveals the stories of the American soldiers who took and appeared in the haunting digital snapshots from Abu Ghraib prison that shocked the world – and simultaneously illuminates and alters forever our understanding of those images and the events they depict. Drawing on more than two hundred hours of Errol Morris’s startlingly frank and intimate interviews with Americans who served at Abu Ghraib and with some of their Iraqi prisoners, as well as on his own research, Philip Gourevitch has written a relentlessly surprising account of Iraq’s occupation from the inside-out – rendering vivid portraits of guards and prisoners ensnared in an appalling breakdown of command authority and moral order. Gourevitch and Morris have crafted a nonfiction morality play that stands to endure as essential reading long after the current war in Iraq passes from the headlines. By taking us deep into the voices and characters of the men and women who lived the horror of Abu Ghraib, the authors force us, whatever our politics, to re-examine the pat explanations in which we have been offered – or sought – refuge, and to see afresh this watershed episode. Instead of a ‘few bad apples’, we are confronted with disturbingly ordinary young American men and women who have been dropped into something out of Dante’s Inferno. This is a book that makes you think, and makes you see – an essential contribution from two of our finest nonfiction artists working at the peak of their powers.

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Author by Errol Morris
Genre eBook Political Science
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ISBN Number 9780330503495