9781561310708

Making Sense of the Troubles

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    9781561310708

  • ISBN10:

    1561310700

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 4/1/2002
  • Publisher: NEW AMSTERDAM BOOKS
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Summary

Compellingly written and evenhanded in its judgements, this is by far the clearest account of what happened through the years in the Northern Ireland conflict, and why.

Author Biography

David McKittrick writes for the Independent and is a winner of the Orwell Prize for Journalism. In 1999 he was named Correspondent of the Year by the BBC's What the Papers Say. He has reported on Northern Ireland since 1973 David McVea was for many years head of the politics department at a leading Belfast grammar school. He now works for Northern Ireland's examinations board

Table of Contents

Introduction ix
The static society
1(25)
1921--63
The O'Neill years
26(27)
1963--69
Descent into violence
53(23)
1969--71
The end of Stormont
76(22)
1972--73
Sunningdale, strike & stalemate
98(20)
1974--76
From Castlereagh to Warrenpoint
118(16)
1977--79
The hungerstrikes
134(15)
1980--81
Anglo--Irish accord
149(18)
1982--85
Enniskillen, Libya & bombs in England
167(17)
1986--93
Peace process
184(16)
1993--94
Decommissioning, Docklands & Drumcree
200(14)
1994--96
Breakthrough
214(16)
1997--2001
Perspectives 230(13)
Chronology 243(82)
Tables 325(6)
Glossary 331(7)
Bibliographical notes 338(2)
Index 340

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