Biting at the Grave: The Irish Hunger Strikes and the Politics of Despair

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Beacon Press, 1991 - History - 330 pages
"In an eloquent and haunting book, O'Malley makes the fanaticism of [the hunger strikers] and their supporters, the obdurate and morally discredited tactics of the British Government and the hopeless combat of the Protestant and Roman Catholic factions in the Northern Ireland struggle explicable, and exposes the politics behind it."--The New York Times Book Review
 

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It would seem impossible for O'Malley to match the depth and insight of his first book on Northern Ireland, Uncivil Wars ( LJ 10/1/83), but he's done it in this book on the 1981 hunger strike in the ... Read full review

Contents

HUNGER STRIKES
87
REACTIONS
171
CONSEQUENCES
221
LEGACY
251
Notes
289
Glossary
295
Sources
301
Bibliography
311
Index
321
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