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I wish it weren t only February because the statement this is the best book I ve read ll year does not carry very much weight when we still have 10 months to go But nonetheless this is my reigning book of 2019 And it ended up being one of those rare cases when the book turned out so differently from what I expected but I ended up liking it ll the for that From the blurb I got the impression that this was going to focus on the disappearance of woman called Jean McConville with details bout the Troubles setting the background context but instead it s primarily narrative ccount of the Troubles which occasionally haltingly zeroes in on McConville s story So it s less true crime than it is historical nonfiction but the final product is focused nd compellingSay Nothing whose title comes from The Spiral Road a line from Seamus Heaney poem which examines the treacherous precedent of speaking plainly The Spiral Road: Change in a Chinese Village Through the Eyes of a Communist Party Leader about the Troubles paints comprehensive picture of twentieth century Belfast nd introduces us to few of the main players responsible for much of the devastation caused by the IRA Brendan Hughes Gerry Adams Dolours nd Marian Price et l Radden Keefe explores the lives nd family histories nd philosophies Vow of Deception and interpersonal dynamics of these individualsnd I found it refreshing that he didn t have Mob Killer: an interest in moralizing in hispproach to this story while I think true objectivity is probably impossible this is bout s multifaceted s it gets Driven primarily by n interest in the human cost of the conflict Radden Keefe turns four years of research into richly detailed ccount of Northern Ireland s fraught history particularly examining how difficult it is to cultivate historical record when different ccounts contain conflicting information Yield and when everyone isfraid to speak openly Charlys Epic Fiascos (Charlys Epic Fiascos, about conflict that s officially been resolved but is strong force in cumulative living memory If you loved Milkman or if you didn t understand Milkman this is such valuable nonfiction supplement Certain necdotes nd images in this book were just Storm Warrior (The Grim Series Book 1) arrestingnd I think it s telling that the two stories that Fry Me a Liver affected me the most had victims on opposite sides of the conflict The first wasbout n IRA man who ordered hit on Catalina another IRA man whose wife he was havingn ffair with the first man was sentenced to death nd Dolours Price driving him to his execution was struck with the thought that she could let him go or that he could ttack her nd escape but neither of those possibilities was going to happen because they both wholly ccepted their devotion to the cause The chapter ends with the flat nd haunting lines I ll be seeing you Joe Price said But she knew that she wouldn t be nd she cried the whole way home The second story that got under my skin was bout two young British soldiers who had ccidentally found themselves in the middle of n IRA funeral because of recent ttack by loyalists their presence was met with suspicion nd they were dragged from their car nd beaten nd eventually taken cross the road nd shot A Catholic priest ran over nd when he noticed that one of the men was still breathing sked if nyone knew CPR but he was met with silence from the crowd nd photograph was captured of him kneeling over this soldier s body nd staring into the camera his lips bloody from trying to resuscitate himAs for the significance of Jean McConville the mother of ten who went missing in 1972 nd whose body wasn t recovered until her bones were found on beach in 2003 t first I did worry that this element was being shoehorned s bizarre piece of human interest I say bizarre due to the little ttention that s paid to McConville nd her children throughout However I needn t have worried s everything does eventually dovetail in way that fully justifies this book s premise Running longside the historical ccount of the Troubles Radden Keefe introduces the reader to something called the Boston College Tapes n borted project in which heads of the college s Irish History department endeavored to curate Shattered at Sea an oral history of the Troubles to beccessed by the college s students in future generations Due to the fact that discussing past paramilitary Forget Me Not (Mamas Boys, activity isn incriminating ct participants in the project were granted sort of Animal Lust amnestynd promised that the tapes would not be released until fter the participant s death This promise was violated in the form of lengthy legal battle between BC nd the UK government nd ended up playing Golden Spirit (Carmen Browne, a key role in getting to the bottom of McConville s disappearanceWhile I d firstnd foremost recommend Say Nothing to those with End Game (Jonathan Grave an interest in Irish historynd wouldn t dream of selling this s true crime book I don t want to downplay how enthralling this was Granted its focus is something I A Taste of Sake already hadn interest in but what Radden Keefe brought to this narrative was Belinda Blake and the Snake in the Grass (Exotic Pet-Sitter a fiercely humanngle nd I found this s deeply moving s it was informative Thank you to Netgalley nd Doubleday for the Secrets of the Lotus advanced copy provided in exchange forn honest review National Book Award nominee 2019National Book Critics Circle nominee 2019Fantastic history The Evil Genius Guide about The Troubles I listened to theudiobook nd was enthralled from page one The book really gave good historical ccount of Northern Island during the difficulties with Britain I thoroughly enjoyed listening to the history nd getting balanced ccount of what was going on I felt for the individuals going through Pursuit all the trauma The Sisters were somazing They gave so much to their country Odd that I just saw Steven Rea on show last evening Husband to one of the SistersIf you want ny knowledge bout Northern Island nd The Troubles do read Fantastic5 out of 5 stars After reading Chariot on the Mountain a history rich fictional pentalogybout the Irish struggles I could not help but turn to Patrick Radden Keefe s book Keefe takes the reader into the heart of the Anglo Irish conflict particularly s it developed in Northern Ireland or the North of Ireland depending on which side you support Keefe explores how the simmering tensions of the Irish Republican Army IRA gainst the British Army nd Ulster Protestant majority in the six remaining counties turned out to be some of the bloodiest clashes of the entire push for freed Ireland Keefe explores ll spects of the fighting from the creation of plots to harm Back on Top and kill to turning those who would otherwise be seens British sympathisers nd even into the negotiations to bring bout The Silence of the Chihuahuas a lasting peace Keefe lays out much of the detailss seen through the eyes of the Northerners painting degrees of bject poverty nd constant concern by the Catholics s well s their ttempts to use blood nd terror to bring British nd the Ulsters to their knees While the IRA nd Sinn Fein the political embodiment of the Cause re not synonymous Keefe connects some fairly large dots particularly s it relates to Gerry Adams long seen s the face of the fight in the 1970s through to 1999 A man who would not break even when tortured Adams did ll he could to bring Final Seconds about better understanding to the world The Czech Legion 1914–20 about the plight of the Catholics in the Northnd how horrid things were for them under the British thumb The campaign began to work though the constant reporting of IRA violence or Ulster targeting of the Catholic population soured much of the support that began As Keefe explores throughout the IRA both its long standing version nd the newer Provisional form had its own internal problems particularly power struggles s to how things ought to go For some no peace without The Divine Circle of Ladies Courting Trouble all 32 counties united while others saw that this could not happen withny degree of ease There was A Bridge Through Time also strong push to make comparisons between the violence meted out on the streets of LondonDerry nd Belfast nd the cruel punishments that would be condemned elsewhere in the world How could the British nd Protestants ct A Change of Heart and the world would turn blind eye Keefe turns F/Studio also to some of the revelations of the Boston College interviews headed up bycademics West End Girls 2 after formal peace was secured Stories that emerged when mnesty was provided helped flesh out some of the darker nd violent A Decadent Way to Die (Savannah Reid Mystery, aspects to life in the North over the close to three decades of hardcore fighting However some of the interviews were used by the British in legal settings to bring members of the IRA to justice for crimes committed using large loophole in the process Even with peace established new wars emerged continuing to pit the IRA Free Fall (Sisterhood, against the British Told in rawnd unapologetic honesty Keefe tells story that many readers would not otherwise believe while lso being compelled to learn I strongly suggest nyone with n interest in learning Needled to Death (A Helping Hands Mystery about the struggles in Ireland from the 1970s through to the present find this booknd discover trove of sources nd details likely not part of the mainstream narrativeAs I mentioned bove reading this book complemented my previous binge reading of powerful five novel series bout the Irish struggles I remember some of the heightened struggles in Ireland mostly from news reports One Last Time and loose historical documents What Patrick Redden Keefe provides here is strong nd well documented pproach to the plight of the Irish in the North Huckleberry Harvest at the hands of the majority providing the reader with look t the oppressed that sought to push back gainst the majority Keefe does not shield the bias though some would say that this is the only way to get the story out there to focus on those who were fighting for Grandmothers Against the War: How We Got Off Our Fannies and Stood Up for Peace a cause even if theylso sought to use violence s means to success I have often wondered why sides must shed blood nd bomb one nother how that could ever lead to lasting peace nd change Keefe s book left me sympathising with some of the plight though the use of random violence that took the lives of the innocent to prove point does not sit well with me Even two decades Out of His League after formal peace has been established this book rocked mend brought much of the buried narrative back to light Stories First Degree Mudder and sentimentss well London's Best Kept Secret as giving the readernd inside view into how things were run nd what happened to those who did not obey More than primer on the subject Keefe drawls on many sources nd depicts the struggle s being not only real but somewhat essential in order to have their voices heard Through the blood nd the bombing the violence nd the vindication Keefe provides the reader with something sobering to give difference perspective than many may have had Long chapters provide the core of the book though it sometimes takes while to get the true sentiment cross thereby educating the reader effectively The mighty British may ppear prim nd proper but this St Patrick s Day s I nurse pint or two of Guinness I ll think little harder bout how the colonial power sought to control one of the last vestiges wanting independence nd self ruleKudos Mr Keefe for Romeo for Real a stunning book I could not havesked for nd hope others will be s shocked nd gobs. Patrick Radden Keefe writes n intricate narrative LogoLounge 2 about notorious killing in Northern Ireland Bad Billy Brighton and its devastating repercussionsIn December 1972 Jean McConville thirty eight year old mother of ten was dragged from her Belfast home by masked intruders her children clinging to he.
Macked s I was while readingLovehate the review An ever growing collection of others ppears t Book for All Seasons different sort of Book Challenge Very impressive Radden Keefe Very impressive indeed Say Nothing A True Story of Murder nd Memory in Northern Ireland is n intricate nd moving piece of narrative nonfiction concerning The Troubles in the North of IrelandThe novel follows events particularly centered in Belfast beginning in 1969 through the Good Friday Agreement of 1998Bookending Radden Keefe s extraordinary compilation of this history is the story of mother of ten Jean McConville who was forcibly taken from her home in late 1972 becoming one of the disappeared during this bitter conflict McConville had been ccused of being paid informant for the British Army A Knife in the Heart and it was widely believedt the time that the IRA was responsible for her disappearanceThis book seems remarkably researched nd indeed Radden Keefe provides copious notes t the end of the main story detailing where his information is coming from etc During the course of his 4 years of research he interviewed round 100 people lthough many refused to speak with him s talking bout The Troubles can still hold repercussionsI was so impressed with how he was ble to bring such sensitive A Bollywood Affair and emotional topic to life on the page Weaving togethern immersive ccount of time fraught with violence betrayals nd loss There re descriptive The Scent of Rosa's Oil accounts of the roles of various playerst the time such s Gerry Adams Brendan Hughes Bobby Sands nd the Price Sisters Dolours Nobodys Angel (Willow Park, and MarianOne of the most interestingreas explored for me was the hunger strikes carried out by many of the volunteers captured nd imprisoned by the British I hadn t really heard too much bout that before nd found it horrifying nd fascinating venue of resistance which the Defending Hearts author handled so wellI wouldbsolutely recommend this book to nyone interested in 20th century Irish history or nyone interested in The Troubles in particularI definitely have couple of people in my own life that I will be purchasing this book for s gift Thank you so much to the publisher Doubleday Books for providing me with copy to read nd review I truly ppreciate having the opportunity to read this one A big thank you Feel the Heat (Phoenix Agency, as well to theuthor Patrick Radden Keefe for taking on this project s I feel this is part of history that deserves to be remembered Well done A pair of dispassionate IRA gunmen were sent from Belfast Before the killing they summoned Sudden Fury (The Last Gunfighter, a priest This was not unusual there were certain priests in that era who grewccustomed to the late night phone call They would be summoned outside by gruff men who were Spiky about to performn execution nd sked to deliver the last rites The ct of killing itself had ritual character Dungeon of Death a practiced choreographyA bag is placed over your head Your handsre bound behind your back You kneel in the soft grass Then you flop forward when the bullet hits your brain Patrick Radden Keefe Say Nothing A True Story of Murder nd Memory in Northern Ireland Patrick Radden Keefe s Say Nothing is remarkable book It bills itself s murder mystery of sorts centered on the December 1972 bduction nd subseuent disappearance of A Deceptive Homecoming (Hattie Davish Mystery, a widowed mother in front of her ten children But it is much than that It is in fact retelling of the Troubles the sectarian conflict in Northern Ireland through four distinct characters Gerry Adams the morally malleable political leader of Sinn Fein Brendan the Dark Hughes the deadly brigade leader of the Provisional Irish Republican Army Dolours Price who joined the IRA s young woman nd embarked on the type of celebrity terrorist career that brings to mind Patty Hurst without the trust fund nd finally Jean McConville who may or may not have been British informant but was certainly murdered for no good reason Each is memorable in their own way their lives intersecting often fatefully in web of violence ideals nd memory far larger than themselves Say Nothing is elegantly structured using the McConville murder s narrative touchstone from which to embark on larger exploration of the vicious long lasting The Hired Man and incredibly intimate conflict pitting loyalists mainly Protestants who wanted Northern Ireland to remain in the United Kingdomnd republicans mainly Catholics who wanted it to become part of united Ireland This conflict was marked by kidnappings extralegal confinements torture ssassinations nd bombings In terms of sheer numbers the violence in Northern Ireland was low grade The numbers I ve seen put total fatalities t Almost A Gentleman around 3500 over roughly 30 year period In our own Age of Terror those numbers unfortunately barely make you blink By way of comparison the Omagh Bombing carried out by n IRA splinter group killed round 30 on September 11 2001 l eda killed round 3000 In terms of viciousness though the Troubles still manage to shock nd unsettle This was civil war pitting neighbor gainst neighbor The violence was personal nd every bullet had name When Jean McConville was taken many of her Here by the Bloods abductors were recognized by her children who saw themround for years later When I picked up Say Nothing the things I knew bout the Troubles bout Irish history in general could fit into pint glass Indeed most of the things I knew revolved round pint glasses I think that s important to mention because part of my reaction to this book is function of the thrill of discovery With the exception of Adams Bloody Sunday nd couple of the IRA s most famous bombings I did not have lot of foreknowledge bout this subject It is uite possible that person who has studied these times before will be less enthralled That said Keefe has still done Bound (Torn Trilogy, an excellent job here He is consistently engaging writer with really good grasp on what he is trying to do He recognizes that the McConville murder itself can probably be covered comfortably in long magazine rticle nd I believe it has been by Keefe himself in The New Yorker Thus he weaves the crime into the overall tapestry of the Troubles But he never resorts to mere filler Instead ll the different storylines inform each other While there re some pretty long stretches in which McConville is Loyalty and Lies absent from Say Nothing Keefe never forgets her or her childrennd he is lways returning to her final moments gradually revealing certain spects of it that he has uncovered including in the final pages the possible identity of her Fortunes Flames actual shooter Keefe islso dogged researcher nd interviewer nd he has gone to great lengths to tell this tale right His endnotes re extensive nd reveal his efforts to get people to give up their secrets in land in which touts informers or snitches re still reviled He tries extremely hard to remain unbiased writing with controlled sense of outrage bout both loyalist nd republican trocities There is no single villain here Certainly there is no unblemished hero Both sides did ppalling things Undoubtedly there will be partisans who say Keefe hasn t told the truth but that is to be expected The truth is dead in Claiming Her an unmarked gravend we re left with many competing remembrances As Keefe demonstrates many eyewitness ccounts re t odds with each other nd with contemporary reports yet for the eyewitness that ccount has become gospelFor me one of the best measures of book is how often I m unconsciously bringing it up in conversation During the week in which I tore through Say Nothing I probably said the words I m reading this book called Say Nothing dozen times And that s not even counting St Patrick s Day when I ttempted to steer Murder Go Round all bar conversations toward the ethics of political violence Without ever indulging lecture Say Nothing has How Foreign Policy Decisions Are Made In The Third World: A Comparative Analysis a lot of things to saybout idealism Alcohol Fuels: Policies, Production, And Potential and brutalitybout national memory nd bout which ends justify which means Say Nothing is in part possible because of Cambridge Modern History volumes 1-5 a secret oral history endeavor called the Belfast Project in which interviewers spoke with former IRA mennd women collecting their stories The Heart Of The Hawk (Book 1) and their crimesnd placing them under seal Spices, Saints, and Saracens: The Egyptian Wanderings of a Dominican Friar, 1483 at Boston College When word of the project leaked prosecutors in Northern Ireland subpoenaed these recordsnd Boston College hastily complied What Keefe found in lot of these reminisces is the concept of moral injury the damage to person s soul for transgressive Empire of the Waves: Voyage of the Moon Child acts taken in the name of cause Many of these old fightersterrorists felt betrayed by the 1998 Good Friday Agreement because they sensed that the The Object of Performance: The American Avant-Garde since 1970 awful things they d done had been done for no reason In the endll their efforts ended in Of Mice and Men a compromise that probably could have beenttained without the bloodshed Yet someday Ireland will be unified from top to bottom Someday the relatively recent history covered in Say Nothing will be old history From that distant vantage the nswers to some extremely difficult uestions will seem self evident It will be easy to shrug nd say that the car bombs the kidnappings even the killing of mother of ten children were nothing than minor speed bumps on the road to unification To that end Say Nothing will serve s n important reminder of the terrible complexities of the Troubles It is n indelible portrait of four participants living in moral bog where otherwise decent men nd women saw their choice I Was Anastasia as between killing person Choice of the Cat and hiding their body or killing person Three Cups of Deceit and leaving their body on the street It is study of the cost of belief to both victim Sparrow Road and perpetratorlike Everything you have heard or read A Banner With a Strange Device: A Novel of Boston about this book is true Say Nothing is THE nonfiction book of 2019 My review specifically will focus on my experience with the Audiobook In Belfast history islive nd dangerous What compels n American journalist living in the United States to bring forth to readers the political violence that held the Irish public in vice grip from 1916 1998 For Patrick Radden Keefe it wasn t his 19th century Irish roots on his father s side It was to bring to readers ttention how exactly radicalization can not only make people do Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World anythingnd everything to The Point of It All: A Lifetime of Great Loves and Endeavors achieve their cause but it canlso lead Yoga: The Art of Adjusting a whole society to stay silent onll that happens Even when innocent civilians re caught in its midstKeefe opens his novel with the disappearance of mother of ten Jean McConville in 1972 Her disappearance serves s The Neural Basis of Free Will a vehicle in which Keefe unfolds his story This is not true crime novel Rather Keefe peels back the layers of secrecy nd focuses his ttention on some of the major players of the IRA Irish Republican Army nd their ctions during this time To borrow from n online book reviewer Say Nothing provides readers with panoramic Locked and Loaded (U.S. Marshals, analysis that leads us down many darklleys Past Destinies and even into the political forums well Considering the Travels: Collected Writings, 1950-1993 author has four years of research seven trips to Irelandnd interviews with over 100 people to weave into If Wishes Were Horses a book The readernd or listener is given very detailed perspective of the events There were places where. R legs They never saw her gain Her bduction was one of the most notorious episodes of the vicious conflict known s The Troubles Everyone in the neighborhood knew the IRA was responsible But in climate of fear nd paranoia no one would speak of it In 2003 five years fter n c.
I would have to playback just to make sure that I got my facts straight But what dded to the experience was the rich narration provided by Matthew Blaney man whose Northern Irish ccent immediately transported me from my kitchen to Rainbow Brite: Starlite Saves the Day all the events in Belfast As I finished this novel Northern Ireland is seeing tensionlong their border A Social History of Modern Art, Volume 2: Art in an Age of Bonapartism, 1800-1815 as its citizens deal with the turmoil over Brexitnd the recent killing of Irish journalist Lyra McKee earlier this month has caused many of its citizens to remember the times of the Troubles Just today I read n rticle online that sked if Northern Ireland could ever move beyond their troubled past If I was to take way nything from this book is that there never will be closure if everyone takes their secrets to the grave nd say nothing Audiobook narrated by Matthew Blaney 14h 40 minutes 38secs Harrowing I ve The Unspeakable Mind always wanted book that could describe simply nd clearly what happened in Ireland during The Troubles Not being Irish I ve too often felt the pall of incomprehensibility daunting me I never found the right book until now Say Nothing is indeed that longed for book The prose is just perfectly freighted nd the reader is hoovered into the narrative maelstrom from the very first page with the mad scene of Jean McConville being torn from the Time and Philosophy: A History of Continental Thought arms of her hugend loving family never to return by masked goonsThe hatred here is like hatred everywhere irrational Be it the Nazis Murder at Beechwood and the Jews the new discoverers of Americand its indigenous peoples the Tutsi nd the Hutu the list is bysmally long And let s not forget the Legacy Museum in Montgomery Alabama lso known s the lynching museum I long to visit it Why What can I possibly do t this remove I guess it s s Victor Klemperer once said or rather wrote one must bear witness even if it s Ask an Astronaut: My Guide to Life in Space at second or third hand There were five hostile entities in Belfast in the early 1970s There was the IRA which was Catholic Nationalistnd which split into two rival camps 1 the Official IRA which was Communist Revelations from Revelation (Mass Market) and sought to remove Northern Ireland from the UKnd create Jane and the Stillroom Maid (Jane Austen Mysteries, a workers republicnd 2 the Provisional IRA which sought to end British rule in Northern Ireland Crude World: The Violent Twilight of Oil and bringbout n independent republic nd who were known s the Provos the largest nd most Alien: Sea of Sorrows active republican paramilitary group Other bellicose parties included 3 the loyalist paramilitaries which were Protestant militia opposed to Catholic Emancipationnd supporting the British occupation 4 the Royal Ulster Constabulary RUC which was Journey Of Fate a Protestant police forcend finally 5 the British Army the key military force of Judas of Nazareth: How the Greatest Teacher of First-Century Israel Was Replaced by a Literary Creation a largely Protestant nation which had recently lost virtuallyll of its colonial possessions Other paramilitaries formed laterAfter Jean McConville was snatched to use the tabloid Make it Happen: Surrender Your Fear. Take the Leap. Live On Purpose. argotnd her ten parentless children were left to fend for themselves in the execrable Divis flats their father Arthur had died of cancer some time before no one from the surrounding community took the orphans under their wing These traumatized children received no care Even the local parish priest was unsympathetic With good reason it turns out since Jean had been taken by the papist IRA This resulted in culture of silence in Belfast not unlike that in the USSR under Stalin when even next door neighbors would not speak to one nother due to the mutual fear of denunciationIn the Provisional IRA the members were Holding Up the Universe all very young Kids really They generally volunteereds children with many ssuming important roles by their teenage years nd early twenties These were the snipers Satellite and bombersnd hit persons then so feared Dolours Price was eighteen when she volunteered having been raised by parents who d both been IRA members back in the 1950s It was Dolours Price s idea to take the bombing campaign to London The English public removed on the other side of the Irish Sea seemed only dimly Blank Darkness aware of the catastrophe engulfing Northern Ireland It was case study in strategic insanity the Irish were blowing up their own people in misguided ttempt to hurt the English Makers and the English hardly even noticed p 117 Ibhor the religious irrationality which drives pietists The Heart Has Its Reasons and which here can be traced back to the 12th century It is long Americana: A 400-Year History of American Capitalism and labyrinthine historical view you ve got to have to kill in the name of this veryncient idea One wonders if everyone was scholar here if the origins of the conflict were s fully understood nd recalled nd recited chapter Kneller's Happy Campers and verses would seem necessary to justify so much killingIt s now 1973 Haunted Houses For the Millions and the IRA isbout to plant four car bombs in London near government facilities Dolours Price is given command of the operation I was living in America when these horrors occurred I can lmost see the headline in the Washington Post The uthor is now destroying that distance The night before the bombings Dolours Reclaiming Love: Radical Relationships in a Complex World and her companions go to West End play by Brian Friel The Freedom of the City The next morning London police Playing with Fire: How the Bible Ignites Change in Your Soul are scurryingbout bright The People's Songs: The Story of Modern Britain in 50 Records and early to locate the cars they were tipped off 14 hours indvance by Provo mole That day there s transit strike so London is chockablock with cars Fortuitously the cops find one vehicle nd disarm it It s larm clock timer was set for 300 pm They infer that they have until then to find the three remaining carsHowever I don t mean to be too hard on the NRA So how s this for balance Loyalist gangs often operating with the tacit The Dawn of Christmas approval or the outright logisticalssistance of the British state killed hundreds of civilians in n endless stream of terror ttacks These victims were British subjects Yet they had been dehumanized by the conflict to the point that organs of the British state often ended up complicit in such murders without Bark any sort of public inuiry or internal revolt in the security services p 274 Say Nothing is nonfiction It s every bits good Eden's Gate as say Killers of the Flower Moon In some ways one mightrgue its better which is taking nothing Her Bear Twins away from David Grann But to my mind Killers is little thin Bumps, Bruises and Bouncing Back: A Young Woman's Adventures into Womanhood at the end Itlmost peters out Say Nothing by contrast has consistent verbal density nd narrative compression throughout How did I not know that the Irish Potato Famine has been justly laid My Lady Viper (Tales From the Tudor Court, at the feet of Britain who was exporting food from Ireland for its own needss one million Irish died nd nother million emigrated Now Dolours nd Marian Price locked up with sentence of twenty years each in HMP Brixton begin hunger strike which echoes that genocide If the British had employed hunger s weapon during the famine it would now be turned round nd used gainst them Dolours Price had Dunkirk: Fight to the Last Man always felt that prison was wheren IRA volunteer s The Light in Our Houses allegiance to the cause was truly tested Now she toldnyone who would listen she stood than ready to die p 151 The young women s hunger strike will break your heart That s the surprise bout this book It knocks you off your moral high horse Two hundred nd fifty people injured by the bombs terrible but miraculously no one killed So when the British decide to force feed these young women you know this is violation of their civil rights you know it is wrong only long fter the fact is it condemned How to Get People to Do Stuff: The Psychology of Persuasion and prohibited by the stateAfter developingn eating disorder from the 207 days of forced feeding Marian is released near death She has served 8 years Dolours is released for the same reason fter serving 13 years To have kept her in jail would ve been to kill her She renounces the IRA nd its violence We skip head to Bobby Sands s election to Parliament on the 41st day of his hunger strike in 1981 PM Margaret Thatcher s recalcitrance in the face of ll good sense Sands s death followed by nine hunger strike deaths that summer one every week or so the rise of Gerry Adams blackly tarred for giving way the store s his onetime fighters see it Highland Hucow: Milking Marie and with him Sinn F in the Good Friday Agreement etc Onespect of the peace that the GFA did not provide for is the truth Call the Fire Brigade: Fighting London's Fires and reconciliation process thus the last part of the book The Reckoning Boston College undertakes this role when it ispparent no one else will The city has large Irish American population It s called Project Belfast The sheer tonnage of mental derangement nd searing regret shouldn t surprise us not fter war this prolonged Edward Keating and bitter but it does it does Then Boston College screws the pooch to uote former test pilot Chuck Yeager when the old RUC trying to take down General Adams obtains the transcripts via subpoena in 2003 or so None of Boston College sgreements with the interviewees it turns out were ever vetted by in house counsel so the pledges to withhold the transcripts until Berlin på 8 kapitel after the interviewees s deaths can not be honored I was reading thisnd whispering oh God oh my God which shows you how clich d I become when dumbfounded You may wish to brace yourself Breathtakingly haunting Boardwalk Empire: The Birth, High Times, and Corruption of Atlantic City and goodPatrick Radden Keefe tells the story of the conflict in Northern Ireland between the Irish nationalists Catholicsnd the unionists Protestants during the time described Shelley And Nonviolence as The TroublesThis book is very well researched it is harrowingnd 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 tI cannot recommend enoughThank you to Doubleday Patrick Radden Keefe nd Netgalley for providing me with this ARC in excha Audiobook read by Matthew Blaney Matthew has n engaging Irish Cross (Jack Taylor, accentnd was easy to understand WOW YIKES s for this bookTRUE CRIMEhain just 14 hours nd 40 minutesI had no idea what I was getting into MY MOUTH DROPPED The Lady and the Generals: Aung San Suu Kyi and Burma's struggle for freedom at the start horrific tragedy not something I ever got over The storytelling was intimate with ordinary but real characters who were IN TROUBLEfascinating informative most of the time I started to zone out in parts of my listeningbut then I d come back There is lot to digest but I m glad I tackled it The history education for me suspense Stripped to the Bone and intensity was HEARTBREAKINGnd just so SADSO MUCH history of political violence in Northern Ireland I still don t understand everythingbut I understand the nightmare that religion Trials: On Death Row in Pakistan and nationalism can be And I understand when somebody is trying to save theirss nd not dmit the truth I don t read Signs From The Afterlife: How the Other Side can comfort and inspire you a lot of true crime whodunit non fiction books that read like thriller so when I do they stand out s this one does Incredible research details nd tmosphereI learned lot bout what encompassed the troubles nd the repercussions that followed Heartbreak storytelling IRA Terrorists kill innocent victimBeing of Irish heritage my grandfather was The Story of My Purity: A Novel a uinn I velways been intrigued by The Troubles but have never read Make Mead Like a Viking: Traditional Techniques for Brewing Natural, Wild-Fermented, Honey-Based Wines and Beers a non fiction bookbout it until now This is Billie Holiday a fine place to start Keefe s story is heartbreakingnd impeccably researchedIn 1972 Jean McConville was kidnapped from her home by dozen women nd men in disguise She had bout 8 of her 10 children living t home who witnessed her The Leader abduction Her son Archie 16t the time tried to go to with her Cord brought The Human Sexes an uneasy peace to Northern Ireland set of human bones was discovered on Cannibal Sector 1 a beach McConville's children knew it was their mother when they were told blue safety pin was The Essential Andhra Cookbook with Hyderabadi Specialities attached to the dress with so many kids she hadlways kept it handy for diapers or ripped clothe.
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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