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Say Nothing by Patrick Radden Keefe
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.
Say Nothing by Patrick Radden Keefe
"A narrative about a notorious killing that took place in Northern Ireland during The Troubles and its devastating repercussions to this day"--
Say Nothing A True Story Of Murder And Memory In Northern Ireland by Patrick Radden Keefe
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
The Snakehead by Patrick Radden Keefe
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Summary Of Say Nothing by CityPrint
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.
Voices From The Grave by Ed Moloney
The dawning of peace in Northern Ireland has not brought with it much truth about what happened during ‘the long war'. Very few of the paramilitary leaders on either side have ever spoken candidly about their role in that bloody conflict. But here, in a dramatic break with the unwritten laws of paramilitary omertà, two leading figures from opposing sides reveal their involvement in bombings, shootings and killings and speak frankly about how differently their wars came to an end. Brendan Hughes was a legend in the Republican movement. An ‘operator', a gun-runner and mastermind of some of the most savage IRA violence of the Troubles, he was a friend and close ally of Gerry Adams and was by his side during the most brutal years of the conflict. David Ervine was the most substantial political figure to emerge from the world of Loyalist paramilitaries. A former Ulster Volunteer Force bomber and confidante of its long-time leader Gusty Spence, Ervine helped steer Loyalism's gunmen towards peace, persuading the UVF's leaders to target IRA and Sinn Fein activists and push them down the road to a ceasefire. In extensive interviews given to researchers from Boston College on condition that their stories be kept secret until after their deaths, these men spoke with astonishing openness about their turbulent, violent lives. Now their stories have been woven into a vivid narrative which provides compelling insight into a secret world and events long hidden from history. Voices from the Grave is the inaugural publication. of the Boston College IRA/UVF Oral History Project of which Professor Thomas E. Hachey and Dr Robert O'Neill are the General Editors.
Making Sense Of The Troubles by David McKittrick
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.
The Yellow House by Patricia Falvey
THE YELLOW HOUSE delves into the passion and politics of Northern Ireland at the beginning of the 20th Century. Eileen O'Neill's family is torn apart by religious intolerance and secrets from the past. Determined to reclaim her ancestral home and reunite her family, Eileen begins working at the local mill, saving her money and holding fast to her dream. As war is declared on a local and global scale, Eileen cannot separate the politics from the very personal impact the conflict has had on her own life. She is soon torn between two men, each drawing her to one extreme. One is a charismatic and passionate political activist determined to win Irish independence from Great Britain at any cost, who appeals to her warrior's soul. The other is the wealthy and handsome black sheep of the pacifist family who owns the mill where she works, and whose persistent attention becomes impossible for her to ignore.
The Shankill Butchers by Martin Dillon
'This was the ultimate way to kill a man' During the 1970s a group of Protestant paramilitaries embarked on a spree of indiscriminate murder which left thirty Northern Irish Catholics dead. Their leader was Lenny Murphy, a fanatical Unionist whose Catholic-sounding surname led to his persecution as a child for which he took revenge on all Catholics. Not for the squeamish, The Shankill Butchers is a horrifying detailed account of one of the most brutal series of murders in British legal history - a phenomenon whose real nature has been obscured by the troubled and violent context from which it sprang.
Summary Analysis Of Say Nothing by ZIP Reads
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.