Say nothing : a true story of murder and memory in Northern Ireland / Patrick Radden Keefe
Book | Doubleday | 2019 | First edition.
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First edition.
xii, 441 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages 357-427) and index.
Prologue: The Treasure Room
Chapter 1: An Abduction
Chapter 2: Albert's Daughters
Chapter 3: Evacuation
Chapter 4: An Underground Army
Chapter 5: St. Jude's Walk
Chapter 6: The Dirty Dozen
Chapter 7: The Little Brigadier
Chapter 8: The Cracked Cup
Chapter 9: Orphans
Chapter 10: The Freds
Chapter 11: Close England!
Chapter 12: The Belfast Ten
Chapter 13: The Toy Salesman
Chapter 14: The Ultimate Weapon
Chapter 15: Captives
Chapter 16: A Clockwork Doll
Chapter 17: Field Day
Chapter 18: The Bloody Envelope
Chapter 19: Blue Ribbons
Chapter 20: A Secret Archive
Chapter 21: On the Ledge
Chapter 22: Touts
Chapter 23: Bog Queen
Chapter 24: An Entanglement of Lies
Chapter 25: The Last Gun
Chapter 26: The Mystery Radio
Chapter 27: The Boston Tapes
Chapter 28: Death by Misadventure
Chapter 29: This Is the Past
Chapter 30: The Unknown
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 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 know 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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