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The Resource Say nothing : a true story of murder and memory in Northern Ireland, Patrick Radden Keefe

Say nothing : a true story of murder and memory in Northern Ireland, Patrick Radden Keefe

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Say nothing : a true story of murder and memory in Northern Ireland
Title
Say nothing
Title remainder
a true story of murder and memory in Northern Ireland
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Patrick Radden Keefe
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Language
eng
Summary
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 IRA 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 garments--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 IRA 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 IRA 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 IRA 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 IRA past--Say Nothing conjures a world of passion, betrayal, vengeance, and anguish
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1976-
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Keefe, Patrick Radden
Dewey number
941.60824
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HV6574.G7
LC item number
K44 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Abduction
  • Murder
  • Murder
  • Terrorism
  • Irish Republican Army
  • McConville, Jean
Label
Say nothing : a true story of murder and memory in Northern Ireland, Patrick Radden Keefe
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
sky294471084
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 441 pages
Isbn
9780385521314
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2018031745
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Say nothing : a true story of murder and memory in Northern Ireland, Patrick Radden Keefe
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
sky294471084
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 441 pages
Isbn
9780385521314
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2018031745
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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