Say Nothing

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.

Say Nothing

Say Nothing

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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Say Nothing
Language: en
Pages: 464
Authors: Patrick Radden Keefe
Categories: True Crime
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-02-26 - Publisher: Anchor

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Say Nothing
Language: en
Pages: 292
Authors: Philip Warner
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-11 - Publisher: iUniverse

Famous footballer Byron Fullard returns to his parents' home in Cumbria looking forward to indulging his passions for running and history and to spending time with his best friend, Johnny Hampson. His only concern is Johnny's uncertain relationship with the beautiful but enigmatic Nicky Reed, whose deep bond with Simon,
Say Nothing
Language: en
Pages: 222
Authors: James Hanley
Categories: Political fiction, English
Type: BOOK - Published: 1962 - Publisher:

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Language: en
Pages: 496
Authors: Connie Willis
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-05-09 - Publisher: Hachette UK

Ned Henry is a time-travelling historian who specialises in the mid-20th century - currently engaged in researching the bombed-out Coventry Cathedral. He's also made so many drops into the past that he's suffering from a dangerously advanced case of 'time-lag'. Unfortunately for Ned, an emergency dash to Victorian England is
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Pages: 440
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Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-10 - Publisher:

VOLUME 3. No soy tan vaga ahora, y yo vago menos. "I'm not as vague now, and I wander less." It is now 1989, and sh** got real in the nineties, didn't it? Plenty to gossip and complain about, yo! Noamsayin? It was the end of communism, and the beginning

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