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

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Homer Public Library LP 364.1523 KEE 000155659 Large Print -- Nonfiction Place on copy / volume Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781984883216
  • ISBN: 1984883216
  • Physical Description: 782 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: [New York] : Random House Large Print, [2019]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Title from web page.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 551-752) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Prologue: the treasure room -- The clear, clean, sheer things. An abduction -- Albert's daughters -- Evacuation -- An underground army -- St. Jude's walk -- The dirty dozen -- The little brigadier -- The cracked cup -- Orphans -- The Freds -- Human sacrifice. Close England! -- The Belfast Ten -- The toy salesman -- The ultimate weapon -- Captives -- A clockwork doll -- Field day -- The bloody envelope -- Blue ribbons -- A reckoning. A secret archive -- On the ledge -- Touts -- Bog queen -- An entanglement of lies -- The last gun -- The mystery radio -- The Boston tapes -- Death by misadventure -- This is the past -- The unknown.
Summary, etc.:
"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, McConville 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--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"-- Provided by Doubleday.
Subject: Irish Republican Army.
McConville, Jean.
McConville, Jean.
Irish Republican Army.
Large type books.
Abduction > Northern Ireland > History.
Murder > Northern Ireland > History.
Large type books.
TRUE CRIME / Murder / General.
HISTORY / Europe / Ireland.
Abduction.
Murder.
Northern Ireland.
Northern Ireland.
Genre: True crime stories.
History.
Nonfiction.
Large type books.
True crime stories.