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

Biting at the Grave The Irish Hunger Strikes and the Politics of Despair A haunting account of the hunger strikes of and their lingering effects on the troubled peoples of Northern Ireland

  • Title: Biting at the Grave: The Irish Hunger Strikes and the Politics of Despair
  • Author: Padraig O'Malley
  • ISBN: 9780807002094
  • Page: 148
  • Format: Paperback
  • A haunting account of the hunger strikes of 1981 and their lingering effects on the troubled peoples of Northern Ireland.

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    1. This book made cry in places. It was a great insight into the "troubles" of Northern Ireland in the late 70's and early 80's. It's about Bobby Sands, an Irish Catholic living in British ruled Northern Ireland. He went on hunger strike after being sent to jail for being associated with the Irish Rebuplican Army. He and 10 other prisoners went on hunger strike to demand political prisoner status under British rule. He would only leave jail in a coffin. A must read for those interested in Irish his [...]


    2. A very academic look at the hunger strikes. Due to this, you are given a lot more information about the background, history and specific details of the strikes themselves than you otherwise would. The author had access to the families of the hunger strikers and pulls no punches when it comes to the church, the families, the IRA, the British, etc. Attempts to lay the truth bare. At times the academic writing can be a bit OTT, especially when trying to shoe-horn every event into some grand narrati [...]


    3. Wish I had had time to finish this one, but it had to be shelved - a thorough and engaging account of an interesting piece of Northern Irish history.


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