On the Blanket

The Inside Story of the IRA Prisoners' "Dirty" Protest

Author: Tim Pat Coogan

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 0312295138

Category: History

Page: 296

View: 5366

The H Block protest is one of the strangest and most controversial issues in the tragic history of Northern Ireland. Republican prisoners, convicted of grave crimes through special courts and ruthless interrogation procedures, campaigned for political status by refusing to wear prison clothes and daubing their cell with excrement.Were they properly convicted criminals, or martyrs to political injustice? In a masterpiece of investigative journalism, Coogan provides us with the only first-hand account of the protest. His investigation led deep into the social, cultural, and economic maze of Northern Ireland's history to give readers an unmatched analysis of a troubled place and its sorrowful history.
Posted in History

Sozialtheorien im Vergleich

Der Nordirlandkonflikt als Anwendungsfall

Author: Thorsten Bonacker,Rainer Greshoff,Uwe Schimank

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 9783531161105

Category: Social Science

Page: 250

View: 6966

Die Sozialwissenschaften sind durch einen Theorien- und Methodenpluralismus gekennzeichnet. Doch was unterscheidet eigentlich genau verschiedene Sozialtheorien? Welche Unterschiede gehen auf differierende Erklärungen desselben Gegenstandes zurück, welche sind eher begrifflicher Natur? An welchen Stellen lassen sich trotz großer methodologischer Unterschiede ähnliche Erklärungen und Beschreibungen finden? Der Band versucht auf diese Fragen mithilfe eines fallbezogenen Theorienvergleichs Antworten zu geben. Verschiedene sozialtheoretische Ansätze liefern aus ihrer Perspektive einen Beitrag zur Erklärung spezifischer Aspekte des Nordirlandkonflikts. Der Band kann auch zur fallbezogenen Einführung in ausgewählte Sozialtheorien dienen.
Posted in Social Science

Special Category

The IRA in English Prisons, Vol. 2: 1978-1985

Author: Ruán O’Donnell

Publisher: Merrion Press

ISBN: 0716533162

Category: Political Science

Page: 544

View: 1541

This pioneering three-part work is the definitive history of Irish Republican prisoners detained in England’s maximum security prison ‘dispersal system’ during the entire period of the ‘Troubles’. A resurgence of IRA violence in Britain resulted in a steady stream of prisoners that ensured the organisation maintained a significant jail population. Based on private correspondence, British state archives, declassified government documents, international media reports, and memoirs of key protagonists, account is taken of all major riots, roof top protests, sabotage attacks and escape attempts undertaken by the IRA, as well as the little-known ‘blanket protest’ undertaken in several locations in England. Special Category Volume 2 tells the full story of the Wormwood Scrubs ‘riot’ of August 1979, Brixton breakout of December 1980 and the pivotal Albany ‘mutiny’ of May 1983, told for the first time using fresh eye-witness accounts as well as official and public sources. The perspectives of the Irish and British governments, various judiciaries, international legal forums, ‘ordinary decent criminals’ and prisoner solidarity groups are outlined in detail. This ground-breaking book establishes that the ‘prison war’ in England was a far more important IRA theatre of action than hitherto realised.
Posted in Political Science

The Business of Martyrdom

A History of Suicide Bombing

Author: Jeffrey Lewis

Publisher: Naval Institute Press

ISBN: 1612510973

Category: Political Science

Page: 368

View: 9752

"The only comprehensive history available of suicide bombing from its origins in Imperial Russia to the current day, The Business of Martyrdom examines the bombers, their societies, and the organizations that train and sponsor them. Writing for a broad audience, Lewis draws on the history and philosophy of technology in order to explain the evolution and diffusion of suicide bombing across time and from region to region. Lewis presents a model for suicide bombing that integrates individual psychology, organizational motivations, and social support. He argues that suicide bombing is a technology that has been invented and re-invented at different times in different areas, but always for the same purpose: resolving a mismatch in military capabilities between antagonists by utilizing the available cultural and human resources."--Book jacket.
Posted in Political Science


An Untold Story of the H-Block Hunger Strike

Author: Richard O'Rawe

Publisher: Virago Press


Category: Hunger strikes

Page: 261

View: 8398

Posted in Hunger strikes



Author: Bernard MacLaverty

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783257213874

Category: Belfast (Northern Ireland)

Page: 240

View: 8787

Posted in Belfast (Northern Ireland)

Where's where in Dublin

a directory of historic locations, 1913-1923 : the Great Lockout, the Easter Rising, the War of Independence, the Irish Civil War

Author: Joseph E. A. Connell,Dublin (Ireland). City Council

Publisher: Four Courts Pr Ltd

ISBN: 9780946841820

Category: Travel

Page: 226

View: 3304

This Directory marks the 90th anniversary of the 1916 Rising and lists historic locations in Dublin on a street-by-street basis, describing the events which occurred in each during the tumultuous decade from the 1913 Lock-Out until the end of the Irish Civil War. Joseph E.A. Connell has catalogued the many sites of historic interest in Dublin and has used his knowledge over many years to guide visitors on the 1916 Rebellion walking tours.
Posted in Travel

Black and Green

Civil Rights Struggles in Northern Ireland and Black America

Author: Brian Dooley

Publisher: Pluto Press


Category: Social Science

Page: 192

View: 8678

This volume first traces the centuries-long historical connections between African American and Irish political activists, then examines how the struggle for black civil rights in the US helped to shape the campaign against discrimination in Northern Ireland.
Posted in Social Science

Historical Dictionary of the United Kingdom: Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland

Author: Kenneth John Panton,Keith Arthur Cowlard

Publisher: N.A


Category: History

Page: 465

View: 4011

This volume examines the history of three important regions of the United Kingdom: Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. It focuses on the specifics of each individual region, their economy, cultural traditions, history, and much more.
Posted in History

Wild Side of the River

A Western Story

Author: Michael Zimmer

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1628739991

Category: Fiction

Page: 208

View: 9614

A son sets out to make things right and avenge his father’s death in this dark Western noir. Ethan Wilder has been off in the mountains hunting for the last several months. Upon his return to the family Bar Five Ranch, Wilder finds his life in chaos. His brother, Ben, after taking his father’s rifle without permission, has locked his father in the outhouse to avoid punishment. Another brother, Vic, is in jail, accused of beating up a girl in town, and the last of the Wilder brothers, Joel, is up north in Canada, trying to sell horses to the Mounties. Ethan’s father, Jacob, has a reputation in town for raising hell. In his opinion, no man tamed the wilderness with a timid soul, but the newer citizens of the town have now been pushing for the removal of local farmers and ranchers like the Wilders. Things come to a head when his father joins the ranks of local farmers found dead under suspicious circumstances. Ethan has no choice but to turn to revenge to uphold the family name and ensure that the murderers won’t come for him next. Wild Side of the River reveals the dark side of the wild frontier in this gripping tale and modern Western classic. Skyhorse Publishing is proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in fiction that takes place in the old West. Westerns—books about outlaws, sheriffs, chiefs and warriors, cowboys and Indians—are a genre in which we publish regularly. Our list includes international bestselling authors like Zane Gray and Louis L’Amour, and many more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.
Posted in Fiction

Rain Dogs


Author: Adrian McKinty

Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag

ISBN: 3518748483

Category: Fiction

Page: 404

View: 6019

Unruhen bekämpfen, Herzschmerz und Fälle aufklären, die aber nicht vor Gericht gebracht werden dürfen, darin ist Sean Duffy als katholischer Bulle in Nordirland inzwischen Spezialist. Immerhin bekommt er es zum zweiten Mal in seiner Karriere mit einem locked room mystery zu tun, und welcher Bulle – in Nordirland oder sonstwo, katholisch oder nicht – kann das schon von sich behaupten? Die Journalistin Lily Bigelow wird im Hof von Carrickfergus Castle, wo sie sich allem Anschein nach über Nacht hat einschließen lassen, tot aufgefunden. Selbstmord, glaubt man, aber ein paar Dinge geben Sean Duffy zu denken, und er weigert sich, es dabei zu belassen. Duffy findet heraus, dass Bigelow an einer verheerenden Enthüllung in Sachen Korruption und Amtsmissbrauch innerhalb der höchsten Regierungskreise Großbritanniens und darüber hinaus gearbeitet hat. Und so sieht er sich mit zwei schwerwiegenden Problemen konfrontiert: Wer hat Lily Bigelow umgebracht? Und was wollte er oder sie damit vertuschen?
Posted in Fiction

Books in Print

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: American literature

Page: N.A

View: 832

Books in print is the major source of information on books currently published and in print in the United States. The database provides the record of forthcoming books, books in-print, and books out-of-print.
Posted in American literature

Languages and the Military

Alliances, Occupation and Peace Building

Author: H. Footitt,M. Kelly

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137033088

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 249

View: 364

Through detailed case studies ranging from the 18th century until today,this book explores the role of foreign languages in military alliances, in occupation and in peace building. It brings together academic researchers and practitioners from the museum and interpreting worlds and the military.
Posted in Language Arts & Disciplines

Bobby Sands

Writings from Prison

Author: Bobby Sands

Publisher: Roberts Rinehart Publishers


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 239

View: 1404

The heartfelt writings of the most well-known IRA prisoner of the last thirty years, including the diary he kept during the hunger strike.
Posted in Biography & Autobiography

For the Cause of Liberty

A Thousand Years of Ireland's Heroes

Author: Terry Golway

Publisher: N.A


Category: History

Page: 397

View: 8027

Traces the history of Irish nationalism from the beginning of the English presence in Ireland to the present, relating the stories of men and women who played pivotal roles in Ireland's struggle to retain its identity.
Posted in History

Times of Troubles

Author: Andrew Sanders

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748655131

Category: History

Page: 288

View: 8823

How 'The Troubles' in Ulster defined the Scottish and British military experience post-WW2.
Posted in History

Northern Ireland--a role for the United States?


Author: Joshua Eilberg,Hamilton Fish,United States. Congress. House. Committee on the Judiciary

Publisher: N.A


Category: History

Page: 675

View: 2113

Posted in History