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

Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Large type / large print edition)

By Keefe, Patrick Radden

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Meticulously reported, exquisitely written, and grippingly told, Say Nothing is a work of revelation. --David Grann, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Killers of the Flower Moon 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 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 guerilla war, a war whose consequences have never been reckoned with. The brutal violence seared not only people like the McConville children, who were scattered to orphanages, 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.
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ISBN 9781984883216
Released NZ 29 Mar 2019
Publisher Cengage Learning, Inc
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, Large type / large print edition
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ISBN-13 9781984883216
Stock Ready to ship - Less than 10 items
Publisher Cengage Learning, Inc
Imprint Thorndike Press
Released 29 Mar 2019
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, Large type / large print edition
Edition Large type / large print edition
Author(s) By Keefe, Patrick Radden
Category True Crime
World History: From C 1900 -
British & Irish History
Number of Pages 800
Dimensions Width: 152mm
Height: 231mm
Spine: 38mm
Dewey Code 364.15230941
Weight 726g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Large type books, Violence - Religious aspects, Irish Republican Army, Violence - Northern Ireland - Belfast - History - 20th century, Belfast (Northern Ireland) - History - 20th century
NBS Text True Crime
ONIX Text General/trade