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Collection: 7-day Books
Call Number: 364.1
Author: Keefe, Patrick Radden
Title: Say nothing
Remainder of title: a true story of murder and memory in Northern Ireland /
Summary, etc. note: ""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, 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"--

International Standard Book Number: 9780385521314 (hardback)
International Standard Book Number: 9780307279286 (paperback)
Canceled/invalid ISBN: 9780385543378 (eBook)
Description conventions: rda
Authentication code: pcc
Geographic area code: e-uk-ni
Classification number: HV6574.G7
Item number: K44 2019
Edition number: 23
Classification number: 364.152/3092
Source of number: bisacsh
Classification number: TRU002000
Classification number: HIS018000
Dates associated with a name: 1976-
Relator term: author.
Statement of responsibility, etc.: Patrick Radden Keefe.
Edition statement: First Edition.
Place of publication: New York
Name of publisher: Doubleday
Date of publication: 2019
: New York :
: Doubleday,
: [2019]
Extent: 441 pages :
Other physical details: illustrations ;
Dimensions: 24 cm
: rdacontent
: text
: txt
: rdamedia
: unmediated
: n
: rdacarrier
: volume
: nc
Summary, etc. note: "A narrative about a notorious killing that took place in Northern Ireland during The Troubles and its devastating repercussions to this day"--
: Provided by publisher.
: Provided by publisher.
Source of acquisition: 4/8/19 Donated by Andrew Fenniman
Purchase price: 28.95
Personal name: McConville, Jean.
Corporate name or jurisdiction name as entry element: Irish Republican Army.
Source of heading or term: bisacsh
Source of heading or term: bisacsh
Subject: TRUE CRIME / Murder / General.
Subject: HISTORY / Europe / Ireland.
Subject: Abduction
Subject: Murder
General subdivision: History.
General subdivision: History.
Geographic subdivision: Northern Ireland
Geographic subdivision: Northern Ireland
: acquire
: 1 shelf copy
: policy default
: rm13 2018-09-14
: rm13 2018-09-14 ONIX (telework)
: rm03 2018-09-14
: rm11 2018-10-04 to Dewey
: rm11 2019-03-19 CIP Ver to CALM
: xm06 2018-10-05
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