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MARY LOUISE KELLY, HOST: In his new book, journalist Patrick Radden Keefe uses one crime to tell a much bigger story. The book is "Say Nothing: A True Story Of Murder And Memory In Northern Ireland.". The book, "Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland," starts with the killing of Jean McConville, a widowed Belfast mother and one of . In , a wealthy Irish American businessman paid $, to fund an unusual project — collecting the oral histories of those who had been footsoldiers and terrorists in Northern Ireland’s. A good book on the Troubles in Northern Ireland by a former IRA operative who became a supergrass and renounced violence. Sadly, Collins is no longer here; he was brutally murdered sm years ago. The book offers good insights into the minds of PIRA members and some herat-rending accounts of the "ideological" murders of friends and colleagues who Reviews:
5. Bandit Country: The IRA and South Armagh by Toby Harnden One of my fascinations with Northern Ireland in the s and 80s is how it became a . Robert John Jackson (27 September – 30 May )] also known as The Jackal, was a Northern Irish loyalistparamilitary who held the rank of brigadier in the Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF) during the period of violent ethno-nationalist conflict in Northern Ireland known as the Troubles.. He was the commander of the UVF’s Mid-Ulster Brigade from to the early s, when Billy . During the period known as the Troubles in Northern Ireland (–), the British Army and Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) were accused by Republicans of operating a "shoot-to-kill" policy, under which suspected terrorists were alleged to have been deliberately killed without any attempt to arrest a policy was alleged to have been directed almost exclusively at suspected or. This figure includes 12 Republican prisoners who have died while on hunger strike, 2 in Britain in and , and 10 in Northern Ireland during It is impossible to attribute a killing to any particular military group in 24 cases, were the death occurred during street disturbances, or .
In “Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland,” Patrick Radden Keefe trains a cold eye on an incendiary subject. . Patrick Radden Keefe's new book begins with the disappearance of a year-old widowed mother in Belfast, then spins into an epic account of Northern Ireland. (1) Ambush is their account of the shootings and SAS operations in Northern Ireland, and claims to be the "first detailed account of the truth behind the headlines." In his review of the Gibralter section of the book, Paul Foot described the authors as devoted to "single-mindedly, and without for a moment being diverted, to publicising the view. Get this from a library! The politics of force: conflict management and state violence in Northern Ireland. [Fionnuala Ní Aoláin] -- "Analysing the evidence gathered from her unprecedentedly rigorous research, Fionnuala Ni Aolain clearly demonstrates that lethal force in Northern Ireland is not an isolated aspect of state practice.