Show More The Hereditary Bondsman: Daniel O’Connell, 1775-1829 by Oliver MacDonagh..
Weidenfeld, 328 pp., £16.95, January 1988, 0 297 79221 0Show More
Eamon de Valera by Owen Dudley Edwards.
University of Wales Press, 161 pp., £19.95, November 1987, 0 7083 0986 0Show More
Nationalism and Popular Protest in Ireland edited by C.H.E. Philpin.
Cambridge, 466 pp., £27.50, November 1987, 0 521 26816 8Show More
Northern Ireland: Soldiers talking, 1969 to Today by Max Arthur.
Sidgwick, 271 pp., £13.95, October 1987, 0 283 99375 8Show More
War as a Way of Life: A Belfast Diary by John Conroy.
Heinemann, 218 pp., £12.95, February 1988, 0 434 14217 4Show More
“... The seemingly intractable problem of violence in Northern Ireland has spawned a remarkable number of books, ranging from the voyeuristic and ephemeral to the illuminating and scholarly. There have been comparatively few attempts, however, to see the conflict from the perspectives of the individuals most directly involved. Now Max Arthur’s fascinating collage of soldiers’ reminiscences gives a voice to a group who are not generally believed to have (or to be entitled to) one, while John Conroy’s account is that of a sympathetic outsider nervously learning the codes and concerns of a small Catholic community at the eye of the storm ...”