Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland

Say Nothing A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland From award winning New Yorker staff writer Patrick Radden Keefe a stunning intricate narrative about a notorious killing in Northern Ireland and its devastating repercussionsIn December

  • Title: Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland
  • Author: Patrick Radden Keefe
  • ISBN: 0385521316
  • Page: 443
  • Format: Hardcover
  • From award winning New Yorker staff writer Patrick Radden Keefe, a stunning, intricate narrative about a notorious killing in Northern Ireland and its devastating repercussionsIn 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 abd From award winning New Yorker staff writer Patrick Radden Keefe, a stunning, intricate narrative about a notorious killing in Northern Ireland and its devastating repercussionsIn 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, McConville 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 or volunteers, depending on which side one was on 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 and denied his I.R.A past, betraying his hardcore comrades Say Nothing conjures a world of passion, betrayal, vengeance, and anguish Get A Copy Kindle Store UKOnline StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksApple BooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryIndigoAlibrisBetter World BooksIndieBoundLibraries Or buy for Hardcover, 464 pages Expected publication February 26th 2019 by Doubleday Books first published November 1st 2018 More Details ISBN 0385521316 ISBN13 9780385521314 Edition Language English Other Editions 5 All Editions Add a New Edition Combine Less Detail edit details Friend Reviews To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up Reader QA To ask other readers questions about Say Nothing, please sign up Popular Answered Questions Says I cant enter the 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apartment one December night in 1972 by a threatening masked group, IRA, but unsaid and I ve always been under informed about the situation in Ireland and reading Say Nothing was a great way to cure that problem It gives great history on the long standing feud between the Protestants and Catholics in Ireland, and the problem with England getting involved in Ireland s affairs for hundreds of years It shares the story of the widowed 38 year old mum of 10, Jean McConville, who is taken from her apartment one December night in 1972 by a threatening masked group, IRA, but unsaid and doesn t come home The kids try to carry on in her absence, with the oldest daughter in charge and the oldest boy working, but they are failing, hungry The authorities eventually have to step in and put the younger ones into care, splitting some of them up.The book also delves into the lives of several volunteer members of the IRA who have followed orders and done their jobs to an extreme Some from a very young age, and almost to their deaths of starvation in prison on hunger strikes There are the Price sisters, Dolours and Marian, and the man they call The Dark, Brendan Hughes Bobby Sands, Gerry Adams, The IRA had split into 2 divisions, the Originals political, and the Provisionals who typically didn t vote My thanks for the advance electronic copy that was provided by NetGalley, author Patrick Radden Keefe, and the publisher for my fair review.Also on my BookZone blog flag 32 likesLike see review View all 4 comments Dec 16, 2018 Dita rated it it was amazing Shelves netgalley Breathtakingly haunting and good.Patrick Radden Keefe tells the story of the conflict in Northern Ireland between the Irish nationalists, the Catholics, and the unionists, the Protestants, in a time described as The Troubles.This book is very well researched, it is harrowing and it focuses largely on the human cost I believed myself to be relatively well informed on this topic before I read this book I wasn t.I cannot recommend highly enough Thank you to Doubleday, Patrick Radden Keefe and Net Breathtakingly haunting and good.Patrick Radden Keefe tells the story of the conflict in Northern Ireland between the Irish nationalists, the Catholics, and the unionists, the Protestants, in a time described as The Troubles.This book is very well researched, it is harrowing and it focuses largely on the human cost I believed myself to be relatively well informed on this topic before I read this book I wasn t.I cannot recommend highly enough Thank you to Doubleday, Patrick Radden Keefe and Netgalley for providing me with this ARC in exchange for an honest review flag 19 likesLike see review View all 3 comments Dec 24, 2018 Eric rated it it was amazing Say Nothing by Patrick Radden Keefe details the decades long bloody conflict, known as The Troubles, in Northern Ireland between all factions involved.Through the book, Keefe does an excellent job of bringing forward the history of the conflict in an understandable way for all readers In his detailing of the violence, Keefe aptly provides the reader with enough explanation that shows this is not just a Catholic or Protestant conflict, or for that matter, a British or Irish conflict either one Say Nothing by Patrick Radden Keefe details the decades long bloody conflict, known as The Troubles, in Northern Ireland between all factions involved.Through the book, Keefe does an excellent job of bringing forward the history of the conflict in an understandable way for all readers In his detailing of the violence, Keefe aptly provides the reader with enough explanation that shows this is not just a Catholic or Protestant conflict, or for that matter, a British or Irish conflict either one very interesting aspect of The Troubles includes two sects of the Irish Republican Army were even at war with themselves.The book opens with a fascinating telling of the serving of a subpoena on a university in Boston, Massachusetts over highly secret information locked away deep into the university s archives This information is an accounting of who did what and to whom during The Troubles.Keefe then takes the reader back to December 1972 where a mother of ten is abducted from her Belfast home by masked assailants, never to be seen again Keefe knits his recounting of these events by historical research on each topical spoke of this conflict, blending in a wide variety of people until the spokes intersect in the middle.Say Nothing keeps the reader engaged and Keefe breathes life into the people involved with a story that never bores This book reads like a broad, historical crime novel involving conspiracies, governments, a wide range of people and fascinating layers to the tale This book is highly recommended to people who would like to develop a deeper understanding of The Troubles that is explained in a highly accessible manner flag 16 likesLike see review View 1 comment Nov 18, 2018 Martin rated it it was amazing Shelves history, ireland One of the most eye opening and gut wrenching pieces of non fiction that I ve read Highly recommended for anyone curious about the conflict in Northern Ireland flag 7 likesLike see review Nov 30, 2018 Paddy rated it it was amazing I grew up during the Troubles and many of the events described in this narrative are chillingly familiar to me Keefe s book is meticulously researched and I was gripped from start to finish flag 5 likesLike see review Dec 06, 2018 Shannon rated it liked it From the description of this book, I thought it was mostly about Jean McConville, the woman who disappeared during the Troubles And I thought that the history of the Troubles would come second, but I was much mistaken Jean is barely mentioned in the first half of the book and instead we are treated to an in depth discussion of what the Troubles were and what led to them, with introductions to far too many characters for me to keep track of The I read, the I wished the author would f From the description of this book, I thought it was mostly about Jean McConville, the woman who disappeared during the Troubles And I thought that the history of the Troubles would come second, but I was much mistaken Jean is barely mentioned in the first half of the book and instead we are treated to an in depth discussion of what the Troubles were and what led to them, with introductions to far too many characters for me to keep track of The I read, the I wished the author would finally start telling us about Jean, as that is what drew me to this book in the first place It s not until 40% that we start to find out about Jean, and since the notes section starts at 60% of the total book, this is 2 3 of the way through.The book itself is well written and filled with interesting information My main issues lies with the way it is marketed, or accurately, what I perceived the book to be about It is not a true crime book where we follow around detectives or amateur sleuths More than anything, it is a modern history book about the Troubles, their legacy, and a few key players during this time The McConvilles as a whole have a rather small part, despite what the description and the introduction would have you believe Every time a new chapter started that introduced a new character and pushed the actual solving of the crime farther off, I found myself wanting to skim since I knew there was no way I was going to remember yet another name.2.5 stars rounded up since it was of a perception issue than an issue with the book itself.I received a free copy of this book through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review flag 4 likesLike see review Nov 25, 2018 Anna Brunskill rated it it was amazing review of another edition What an extraordinary book Patrick Radden Keefe does an outstanding job of bringing the complexities and atrocities of the Troubles on all sides vividly to life It raises as many questions as it answers, not least about the difficulties of bringing peace that lasts from a centuries old conflict Highly recommended flag 3 likesLike see review Dec 17, 2018 Jo Sorrell added it This work set to be published February 2019 and is already getting stunning reviews from the likes of David Grann and Gillian Flynn I feel it a privilege to add my two cents This is an intricate narrative about a notorious killing in Northern Ireland and its devastating repercussions The book starts with a bang December 1972, Jean McConville, a thirty eight year old mother of ten, is dragged from her Belfast home by masked intruders, her children clinging to her legs They never saw her agai This work set to be published February 2019 and is already getting stunning reviews from the likes of David Grann and Gillian Flynn I feel it a privilege to add my two cents This is an intricate narrative about a notorious killing in Northern Ireland and its devastating repercussions The book starts with a bang December 1972, Jean McConville, a thirty eight year old mother of ten, is 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 events 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 This was the practice of Jean, with so many kids, she had always kept it handy for diapers or ripped clothes This is a mesmerizing book about the bitter conflict in Northern Ireland and its aftermath The author 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 even today I.R.A members embittered by a peace that fell far short of the goal of a united Ireland This caused them to wonder whether the killings they committed were justified acts of war, or brutal murders You will meet 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, and the ferocious I.R.A mastermind known as The Dark Then there were the spy games and dirty schemes of the British Army Also Gerry Adams, who negotiated the peace but betrayed his hardcore comrades by denying his I.R.A past.This is a raw read, filled with passion, betrayal, vengeance, and anguish flag 3 likesLike see review View all 3 comments Dec 19, 2018 Aimee Dars rated it it was amazing Shelves history, netgalley, non fiction, true crime Shortly after beginning Say Nothing, I realized how little I knew of The Troubles Although Keefe would be the first to admit his book isn t a comprehensive history, I found it an intriguing segway into this difficult time in Northern Ireland s history.Say Nothing centers on four figures Jean McConville, a thirty eight year old mother of ten who was taken from her home by a group of intruders in December 1972 as her children hung from her limbs Dolours Price, a young, glamorous IRA volunteer w Shortly after beginning Say Nothing, I realized how little I knew of The Troubles Although Keefe would be the first to admit his book isn t a comprehensive history, I found it an intriguing segway into this difficult time in Northern Ireland s history.Say Nothing centers on four figures Jean McConville, a thirty eight year old mother of ten who was taken from her home by a group of intruders in December 1972 as her children hung from her limbs Dolours Price, a young, glamorous IRA volunteer who lead the team that perpetrated the March 1973 London bombings and subsequently became infamous, with her sister Marian, for a prolonged hunger strike Brendan Hughes, master IRA tactician, head of the D Company, the feared Dirty Dozen and Gerry Adams, a leading figure in the peace talks and the Sinn F in party who disavowed his IRA past.The book, which reads like a novel, traces the history of these figures as they navigate life in a city divided by sectarian conflict, where bombs and shootings are commonplace Although Dolours, Gerry, and Brendan chose to live as revolutionaries, Jean, a Protestant living in a Catholic stronghold, was caught up in forces beyond her control.While intimately personal, the book also chronicles the persecution of Catholics in Northern Ireland, the uncompromising ideals of the IRA volunteers, and life in prison and internment camps I had not fully understood the process or psychological consequences of force feeding prisoners on hunger strike until reading this book, and I ll never see the process the same way again.Attention is also paid to the British Army and its use of touts or informants, a practice Keefe attributes to Brigadier Frank Kitson who became a master of counterinsurgency techniques while stationed at sites of colonial uprisings and later assigned to Northern Ireland.As Reefe unspools the trajectory of the IRA volunteers, he traces the painful lives of the McConville orphans who were put into state custody and institutionalized Their family was irrevocably shattered when Jean was disappeared In 1999, the IRA admitted responsibility, and in 2003, her body was uncovered.Jean McConville and her family were only one of many who were uprooted by the Troubles But a culture of silence permeates Northern Ireland Part of this developed before the Troubles, but because the peace settlement did not include a truth and reconciliation process, anyone who talks about their activities risks arrest and prison Keefe wonders who should be responsible for a shared history of violence Only the truth can answer that question, and Say Nothing is a remarkable contribution to that history.This is such a readable book, it will appeal to true crime aficionados, mystery lovers, and history buffs, not to mentions anyone wanting to know about the history of Northern Ireland or the IRA In fact, one of the few flaws is that the book is so readable, sometimes it s easy to forget that the events depict real people and real pain that deserve empathy and witness The book is also thematic than chronological, which makes the flow logical and the narrative coherent However, at times, I got a bit murky on the timeline and had to reorient myself These very minor issues should not keep you from picking up this book in fact, I encourage you to read it as soon as possible.Thank you to NetGalley and Doubleday Books for an advance reading copy in exchange for an honest review.aka darzy Twitter Facebook Instagram flag 2 likesLike see review Dec 04, 2018 Schuyler Wallace rated it it was amazing Patrick Radden Keefe has written a sprawling and lengthy account of a time in Ireland known as the Troubles In Say Nothing, he tells of the late 20th century conflict in Northern Ireland between Irish nationalists, mostly Catholic, and unionists loyalists, mostly Protestants At issue was the desire to remain within the United Kingdom by the loyalists and the demands by the nationalists to secede and form a united Ireland Eventually there were riots, bombings, and killings, prompting the dep Patrick Radden Keefe has written a sprawling and lengthy account of a time in Ireland known as the Troubles In Say Nothing, he tells of the late 20th century conflict in Northern Ireland between Irish nationalists, mostly Catholic, and unionists loyalists, mostly Protestants At issue was the desire to remain within the United Kingdom by the loyalists and the demands by the nationalists to secede and form a united Ireland Eventually there were riots, bombings, and killings, prompting the deployment of British troops and provoking even violent dissension.Keefe chronicles decades of hatred, bloodshed, guerrilla campaigns, and bombings that eventually killed than 3,500 people and caused widespread destruction of property Claims of collusion on both sides in many of the murders and kidnappings were never adjudicated to either side s satisfaction even after an uneasy peace was established by the Belfast Agreement commonly known as the Good Friday Agreement that included ceasefire agreements, decommissioning of weapons, police reforms and withdrawal of troops from streets and borders.The details are confusing, the names and affiliations are difficult to decipher The violent and unreasonable stances of all sides seem almost na ve to an outsider But Keefe s extensive research and dedication in accurately portraying the tragic events are gripping and meticulous Particularly engrossing is his examination of the individuals from both sides of the conflict and his outlining of their fanatical devotion to their causes Knowledge that traitors lurk in every enclave, death awaits each betrayal, and prison is in the offing for violators of unclear policies, seem to be no damper to radical behavior, even from the most unlikely of participants.I was engrossed by the book, by the writer s skill, and the sheer fanaticism that prevailed This is a must read, if for nothing else except to expose human frailty and fanatical behavior in search of freedom, although that liberty is defined in radically different terms by those who seek it Great book flag 1 likeLike see review Jan 06, 2019 Selina Metternick Jones rated it it was amazing This was a detailed and emotional recollection of the troubles told from the side of the Republicans including many past members of the IRA It provides detailed insight into many of the major events of the time period and the personal, political and social struggle of those involved It was a perfect account for those wanting to gain a sound understanding of the events and their motivation and no prior knowledge is required I loved it flag 1 likeLike see review Jan 29, 2019 Donna Davis rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves arc doubleday, blogged, net galley, pol sc, to review arc feb, nonfiction, 2019 ng challenge, 2019 ng group challenge, review to write now This one rocked me back on my heels Full review will be up by the date of publication flag 2 likesLike see review Dec 10, 2018 Theodore Kinni rated it it was amazing An riveting account of The Troubles that drives home the human cost I read the newspaper stories back in the day, but didn t really understand what was happening until now flag 1 likeLike see review Feb 01, 2019 LibrarianJennifer rated it really liked it Shelves 2019 Thank you, NetGalley and Doubleday, for an egalley of this title The opinions below are my own.Radden Keefe, through what was evidently pain staking research, is able to distill a very complex conflict down into a relatable story by focusing on the murder of Jean McConville in 1972 Readers get to know those involved, their motivations, and the consequences for everyone, even today of the actions taken by the IRA in the 1970s and 80s Well done I was lucky enough to take a trip to Belfast in Thank you, NetGalley and Doubleday, for an egalley of this title The opinions below are my own.Radden Keefe, through what was evidently pain staking research, is able to distill a very complex conflict down into a relatable story by focusing on the murder of Jean McConville in 1972 Readers get to know those involved, their motivations, and the consequences for everyone, even today of the actions taken by the IRA in the 1970s and 80s Well done I was lucky enough to take a trip to Belfast in November of 2017 knew nothing of the city and, having been born in the 80s, only hearing that Northern Ireland had some Troubles between Catholics and Protestants Throughout my stay, locals warmly welcomed us to the city, but would off handedly mention things like That was the most bombed building during the Troubles and then continue on with the conversation A bus tour took us along the Peace Wall and through neighborhoods known for their murals However, no one was able to really convey to us tourists what it was like to live through the conflict on either side THIS BOOK PUT ALL OF THAT IN PERSPECTIVE flag Like see review Jan 06, 2019 Patricia Romero rated it it was amazing Shelves history, modern crime fiction, non fiction, political The horrific conflict known as The Troubles is introduced to us beginning in 1972, when Jean McConville, 38 and a mother of ten children was abducted from her home in front of her children and neighbors, never to be seen again, until years later when bones found on a beach turned out to be hers.Everyone knew it was the IRA, but no one was speaking out Fear and Paranoia were rampant and no one was safe Family members turned on each other Neighbors turned a blind eye and some, like Dolours Pric The horrific conflict known as The Troubles is introduced to us beginning in 1972, when Jean McConville, 38 and a mother of ten children was abducted from her home in front of her children and neighbors, never to be seen again, until years later when bones found on a beach turned out to be hers.Everyone knew it was the IRA, but no one was speaking out Fear and Paranoia were rampant and no one was safe Family members turned on each other Neighbors turned a blind eye and some, like Dolours Price, were carrying on the family tradition of violence and proud of it This was a bitter conflict that I once thought was over Catholic vs Protestants but that was only a small part of the story Everyone wanted peace, but when it came, it was shaky at best This is one of the best books I have read on the Irish Conflicts Turning loved ones against each other and so many deaths and in the end, who was right Was it all worth it I don t know but reading this account I fully intend to find out.Very Well Done Netgalley February 26th 2019 by Doubleday Books flag Like see review Jan 03, 2019 Doris Vandruff rated it it was amazing There is cruel, bloodlust in Northern Ireland Everyone knows the IRA is responsible The people that are involved are not held accountable It s a place of treacherous, violent warfare No mercy is shown for anyone A mother of 10 children is ripped from their arms Gone, never to he seen again Until bones are swept onto the shore Nothing to identify the person it could have been Except there is found a blue safety pin Her children know that the possibility of it being their mother is high There is cruel, bloodlust in Northern Ireland Everyone knows the IRA is responsible The people that are involved are not held accountable It s a place of treacherous, violent warfare No mercy is shown for anyone A mother of 10 children is ripped from their arms Gone, never to he seen again Until bones are swept onto the shore Nothing to identify the person it could have been Except there is found a blue safety pin Her children know that the possibility of it being their mother is high.People involved on either side will never forget the trauma, the terror the violence Extremely well written If you want to know detailed facts, look no further A wrenching true story flag Like see review Cathie Thurgate rated it it was amazing Nov 13, 2018 Doubleday Books rated it it was amazing Sep 20, 2018 Jordan rated it really liked it Jan 25, 2019 Jessica rated it it was amazing Nov 15, 2018 Ruchik rated it really liked it Dec 05, 2018 Lucy Hutton rated it it was amazing Jan 01, 2019 Tim Berge rated it really liked it Nov 08, 2018 Liz Sullivan rated it really liked it Jul 21, 2018 Aaron Millican rated it really liked it Jan 24, 2019 Leonor Joyce rated it it was amazing Jan 22, 2019 Nicole rated it it was amazing Jan 24, 2019 Gerard F Kennedy rated it it was amazing Jan 24, 2019 Miriam rated it really liked it Feb 01, 2019 William Ryan rated it it was amazing Dec 12, 2018 previous 1 2 next new topicDiscuss This Book topics posts views last activity Librari Combine Editions Say Nothing by Patrick Radden Keefe 2 11 Dec 31, 2018 07 41AM More topics Share Recommend It 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  • Patrick Radden Keefe

    Patrick Radden Keefe is a staff writer at The New Yorker and the author of The Snakehead and Chatter His work has also appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Slate, New York, and The New York Review of Books He received the 2014 National Magazine Award for Feature Writing, for his story A Loaded Gun, was a finalist for the National Magazine Award for Reporting in 2015 and 2016, and is also t Patrick Radden Keefe is a staff writer at The New Yorker and the author of The Snakehead and Chatter His work has also appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Slate, New York, and The New York Review of Books He received the 2014 National Magazine Award for Feature Writing, for his story A Loaded Gun, was a finalist for the National Magazine Award for Reporting in 2015 and 2016, and is also the recipient of an Eric and Wendy Schmidt Fellowship at the New America Foundation and a Guggenheim Fellowship

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  • I ve always been under informed about the situation in Ireland and reading Say Nothing was a great way to cure that problem It gives great history on the long standing feud between the Protestants and Catholics in Ireland, and the problem with England getting involved in Ireland s affairs for hundreds of years It shares the story of the widowed 38 year old mum of 10, Jean McConville, who is taken from her apartment one December night in 1972 by a threatening masked group, IRA, but unsaid and I v [...]


  • Breathtakingly haunting and good.Patrick Radden Keefe tells the story of the conflict in Northern Ireland between the Irish nationalists, the Catholics, and the unionists, the Protestants, in a time described as The Troubles.This book is very well researched, it is harrowing and it focuses largely on the human cost I believed myself to be relatively well informed on this topic before I read this book I wasn t.I cannot recommend highly enough Thank you to Doubleday, Patrick Radden Keefe and Net B [...]


  • Say Nothing by Patrick Radden Keefe details the decades long bloody conflict, known as The Troubles, in Northern Ireland between all factions involved.Through the book, Keefe does an excellent job of bringing forward the history of the conflict in an understandable way for all readers In his detailing of the violence, Keefe aptly provides the reader with enough explanation that shows this is not just a Catholic or Protestant conflict, or for that matter, a British or Irish conflict either one Sa [...]


  • One of the most eye opening and gut wrenching pieces of non fiction that I ve read Highly recommended for anyone curious about the conflict in Northern Ireland


  • I grew up during the Troubles and many of the events described in this narrative are chillingly familiar to me Keefe s book is meticulously researched and I was gripped from start to finish.


  • From the description of this book, I thought it was mostly about Jean McConville, the woman who disappeared during the Troubles And I thought that the history of the Troubles would come second, but I was much mistaken Jean is barely mentioned in the first half of the book and instead we are treated to an in depth discussion of what the Troubles were and what led to them, with introductions to far too many characters for me to keep track of The I read, the I wished the author would f From the d [...]


  • What an extraordinary book Patrick Radden Keefe does an outstanding job of bringing the complexities and atrocities of the Troubles on all sides vividly to life It raises as many questions as it answers, not least about the difficulties of bringing peace that lasts from a centuries old conflict Highly recommended.


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