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 DespairA Haunting Account Of The Hunger Strikes Of 1981 And Their Lingering Effects On The Troubled Peoples Of Northern Ireland.

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  • Paperback
  • 344 pages
  • Biting at the Grave: The Irish Hunger Strikes and the Politics of Despair
  • Padraig O'Malley
  • English
  • 13 July 2019
  • 0807002097

10 thoughts on “Biting at the Grave: The Irish Hunger Strikes and the Politics of Despair

  1. Kate Zimmerbaum says:

    Excellent history of the hunger strikes in Ireland in the early 1980 s

  2. Belinda says:

    4 stars English novel I have dyslexia Notebook mentions about this book why does Ierland and it s struggles goes to my gut

  3. Mike says:

    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 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 history

  4. Ar says:

    A very academic look at the hunger strikes Due to this, you are given a lotinformation 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 A very academic look at the hunger strikes Due to this, you are given a lotinformation 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 narrative But otherwise a key text for those interested in the hunger strikes

  5. Elizabeth says:

    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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