Say Nothing

Say Nothing
Author: Patrick Radden Keefe
Publsiher: Anchor
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2019-02-26
ISBN: 0385543379
Category: True Crime
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Say Nothing Book Excerpt:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the author of Empire of Pain—a stunning, intricate narrative about a notorious killing in Northern Ireland and its devastating repercussions "Masked intruders dragged Jean McConville, a 38-year-old widow and mother of 10, from her Belfast home in 1972. In this meticulously reported book—as finely paced as a novel—Keefe uses McConville's murder as a prism to tell the history of the Troubles in Northern Ireland. Interviewing people on both sides of the conflict, he transforms the tragic damage and waste of the era into a searing, utterly gripping saga." —New York Times Book Review Jean McConville's abduction was one of the most notorious episodes of the vicious conflict known as The Troubles. Everyone in the neighborhood knew the I.R.A. was responsible. But in a climate of fear and paranoia, no one would speak of it. In 2003, five years after an accord brought an uneasy peace to Northern Ireland, a set of human bones was discovered on a beach. McConville's children knew it was their mother when they were told a blue safety pin was attached to the dress--with so many kids, she had always kept it handy for diapers or ripped clothes. Patrick Radden Keefe's mesmerizing book on the bitter conflict in Northern Ireland and its aftermath uses the McConville case as a starting point for the tale of a society wracked by a violent guerrilla war, a war whose consequences have never been reckoned with. The brutal violence seared not only people like the McConville children, but also I.R.A. members embittered by a peace that fell far short of the goal of a united Ireland, and left them wondering whether the killings they committed were not justified acts of war, but simple murders. From radical and impetuous I.R.A. terrorists such as Dolours Price, who, when she was barely out of her teens, was already planting bombs in London and targeting informers for execution, to the ferocious I.R.A. mastermind known as The Dark, to the spy games and dirty schemes of the British Army, to Gerry Adams, who negotiated the peace but betrayed his hardcore comrades by denying his I.R.A. past--Say Nothing conjures a world of passion, betrayal, vengeance, and anguish. Look for Patrick Radden Keefe's latest bestseller, Empire of Pain

Summary Analysis of Say Nothing

Summary   Analysis of Say Nothing
Author: ZIP Reads
Publsiher: ZIP Reads
Total Pages: 135
Release: 101-01-01
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Summary Analysis of Say Nothing Book Excerpt:

PLEASE NOTE: This is a summary and analysis of the book and not the original book. If you'd like to purchase the original book, please paste this link in your browser: https://amzn.to/2PoBKHg In this fast-paced, extensively researched history of the Troubles, award-winning investigative journalist Patrick Radden Keefe unearths some of the deepest secrets of the IRA to reveal a chaotic world of betrayal, retribution, torment, and ambition. Patrick Radden Keefe has received numerous awards for his journalism including the National Magazine Award for Feature Writing in 2014 and was a finalist for the National Magazine Award for Reporting in 2015 and 2016. What does this ZIP Reads Summary Include? - Synopsis of the original book - Key takeaways from each chapter - A guide to the key players - Detailed personal histories from the IRA's bloody rebellion - Editorial Review - Background on Patrick Radden Keefe About the Original Book: Say Nothing deftly weaves the story of Jean McConville, one of the many people who disappeared in Northern Ireland during the Troubles, with those of top IRA volunteers like Dolours Price, Brendan Hughes, and Gerry Adams to narrate a scrupulously researched, chilling tale of violence, subterfuge, and tragedy. Covering the expansive and brutal history of the Northern Ireland conflict from the 1960s to the present times, this book will not only inform, thrill, and terrify you but will also leave you questioning your own notions of violence and patriotism. DISCLAIMER: This book is intended as a companion to, not a replacement for, Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland. ZIP Reads is wholly responsible for this content and is not associated with the original author in any way. Please follow this link: https://amzn.to/2PoBKHg to purchase a copy of the original book.

Summary Patrick Radden Keefe s Say Nothing A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland Discussion Prompts

Summary  Patrick Radden Keefe s Say Nothing  A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland  Discussion Prompts
Author: Sarah Fields
Publsiher: Blurb
Total Pages: 52
Release: 2019-03-23
ISBN: 9780368478093
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Summary Patrick Radden Keefe s Say Nothing A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland Discussion Prompts Book Excerpt:

Award-winning New Yorker writer Patrick Radden Keefe writes a stunning and very intricate narrative about the notorious killing in Northern Ireland. In his new book Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland, Keefe discusses the details of the killings and its devastating repercussions. It happened in December 1972. The thirty-eight-year-old Jean McConville is a mother of ten. She was dragged from her home in Belfast by masked intruders. Her children were clinging to her legs. Since her abduction, she was never seen again. This was one of the most notorious episodes of The Troubles which is known for their vicious conflict. Because of the fear and paranoia in the neighborhood, no one would speak of it. In 2003, human bones were discovered on a beach. Jean McConville's children knew it right away that it was their mother. She was recognized because of the blue safety pin that was attached to her dress. McConville would always keep one handy for her children's diapers or ripped clothes. In this comprehensive look into Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland by Patrick Radden Keefe, you'll gain insight with this essential resource as a guide to aid your discussions. Be prepared to lead with the following: More than 60 "done-for-you" discussion prompts available Discussion aid which includes a wealth of information and prompts Overall brief plot synopsis and author biography as refreshers Thought-provoking questions made for deeper examinations Creative exercises to foster alternate "if this was you" discussions And more! Please Note: This is a companion guide based on the work Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland by Patrick Radden Keefe not affiliated to the original work or author in any way and does not contain any text of the original work. Please purchase or read the original work first.

Summary and Analysis of Say Nothing

Summary and Analysis of Say Nothing
Author: Z. I. P. ZIP Reads
Publsiher: Independently Published
Total Pages: 48
Release: 2019-04-23
ISBN: 9781095657874
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Summary and Analysis of Say Nothing Book Excerpt:

PLEASE NOTE: This is a summary and analysis of the book and not the original book. If you'd like to purchase the original book, please paste this link in your browser: https://amzn.to/2PoBKHg In this fast-paced, extensively researched history of the Troubles, award-winning investigative journalist Patrick Radden Keefe unearths some of the deepest secrets of the IRA to reveal a chaotic world of betrayal, retribution, torment, and ambition. Click "Buy Now with 1-Click" to own your copy today! Patrick Radden Keefe has received numerous awards for his journalism including the National Magazine Award for Feature Writing in 2014 and was a finalist for the National Magazine Award for Reporting in 2015 and 2016. What does this ZIP Reads Summary Include? Synopsis of the original book Key takeaways from each chapter A guide to the key players Detailed personal histories from the IRA's bloody rebellion Editorial Review Background on Patrick Radden Keefe About the Original Book: Say Nothing deftly weaves the story of Jean McConville, one of the many people who disappeared in Northern Ireland during the Troubles, with those of top IRA volunteers like Dolours Price, Brendan Hughes, and Gerry Adams to narrate a scrupulously researched, chilling tale of violence, subterfuge, and tragedy. Covering the expansive and brutal history of the Northern Ireland conflict from the 1960s to the present times, this book will not only inform, thrill, and terrify you but will also leave you questioning your own notions of violence and patriotism. DISCLAIMER: This book is intended as a companion to, not a replacement for, Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland. ZIP Reads is wholly responsible for this content and is not associated with the original author in any way. Please follow this link: https://amzn.to/2PoBKHg to purchase a copy of the original book. We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.

Summary of Say Nothing

Summary of Say Nothing
Author: CityPrint
Publsiher: Independently Published
Total Pages: 29
Release: 2019-04-15
ISBN: 9781094685540
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Summary of Say Nothing Book Excerpt:

NOTE: This is a summary guide and is meant as a companion to, not a replacement for, the original book.ABOUT BOOK:Sау Nоthіng (2018) еxрlоrеѕ a ѕhосkіng truе story of murder durіng the Northern Ireland Cоnflісt. Thеѕе blinks аrе a соmреllіng meditation оn оnе of thе darkest сhарtеrѕ оf Irish hіѕtоrу, аnd shine a light оn ѕоmе оf thе kеу fіgurеѕ іn thе соnflісt as well аѕ thе реrіоd''ѕ mоѕt notorious аtrосіtіеѕ. ABOUT THЕ AUTHОR; Pаtrісk Radden Kееfе іѕ an аwаrd-wіnnіng author аnd jоurnаlіѕt. Hіѕ other books іnсludе Thе Snаkеhеаd and Chаttеr. Kееfе іѕ аlѕо a wrіtеr fоr the New Yоrkеr mаgаzіnе, and received thе Nаtіоnаl Mаgаzіnе Award fоr Fеаturе Wrіtіng in 2014. INTRODUCTION.What''s іn іt for mе? Gеt a glimpse іntо Northern Irеlаnd''ѕ troubled past.On December 7, 1972, the сhіldrеn of a Bеlfаѕt woman nаmеd Jеаn MсCоnvіllе opened thе fаmіlу''ѕ frоnt door tо fіnd a crowd оf mеn аnd wоmеn waiting оutѕіdе. Thе сhіldrеn rесоgnіzеd some оf thеm аѕ thеіr neighbors. Leaving hеr tеn children аt home alone, Jеаn gоt іntо a vаn wіth thе vіѕіtоrѕ. This wоuld be the last tіmе her family ever saw hеr alive. Hеr children wоuld ѕреnd thе nеxt thrее dесаdеѕ trуіng to fіnd оut what hарреnеd to their mother. Nоw, for thе fіrѕt time, Pаtrісk Keefe rеvеаlѕ thе true ѕtоrу behind Jеаn''ѕ dіѕарреаrаnсе. In this summary guide, уоu''ll tаkе a tour thrоugh thе trаgіс аnd brutаllу vіоlеnt years of thе Northern Irеlаnd Cоnflісt, аnd uncover the role thаt thе IRA рlауеd іn Jеаn McConville''s dеаth. You''ll аlѕо learn some оf the соnflісt''ѕ kеу еvеntѕ, frоm thе chaos оf Blооdу Frіdау and thе Old Bаіlеу Bombings tо the hunger strike оf a раіr of Irіѕh paramilitaries іn сарtіvіtу. Lаѕtlу, уоu''ll lеаrn hоw аn оrdіnаrу Belfast wоmаn bесаmе еmbrоіlеd іn a blооdу соnflісt thаt claimed the lives оf 3,500 реорlе оvеr 30 years. Rеаd оn tо dіѕсоvеr: *whу Jеаn MсCоnvіllе dіѕарреаrеd; *whаt thе Brіtіѕh Government dіd in response tо thе Prісе ѕіѕtеrѕ'' hungеr strike; аnd; аnd *How аn Amеrісаn university''s hіѕtоrу рrоjесt revealed thе ѕесrеtѕ оf the соnflісt.

Rogues

Rogues
Author: Patrick Radden Keefe
Publsiher: Pan Macmillan
Total Pages: 385
Release: 2022-07-07
ISBN: 1035001772
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rogues Book Excerpt:

THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER From the prize-winning, New York Times bestselling author of Say Nothing and Empire of Pain, twelve enthralling stories of skulduggery and intrigue by one of the most decorated journalists of our time. Patrick Radden Keefe’s work has been recognised by prizes ranging from the National Magazine Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award in the US to the Orwell Prize and the Baillie Gifford in the UK, for his meticulously reported, hypnotically engaging work on the many ways people behave badly. Rogues brings together a dozen of his most celebrated articles from the New Yorker. As Keefe observes in his preface: ‘They reflect on some of my abiding preoccupations: crime and corruption, secrets and lies, the permeable membrane separating licit and illicit worlds, the bonds of family, the power of denial.’ Keefe explores the intricacies of forging $150,000 vintage wines; examines whether a whistleblower who dared to expose money laundering at a Swiss bank is a hero or a fabulist; spends time in Vietnam with Anthony Bourdain; chronicles the quest to bring down a cheerful international black-market arms merchant; and profiles a passionate death-penalty attorney who represents the ‘worst of the worst’, among other bravura works of literary journalism. The appearance of his byline in the New Yorker is always an event; collected here for the first time readers can see how his work forms an always enthralling yet also deeply human portrait of criminals and rascals, as well as those who stand up to them.

Urban Warfare in the Twenty First Century

Urban Warfare in the Twenty First Century
Author: Anthony King
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2021-07-07
ISBN: 1509543678
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Urban Warfare in the Twenty First Century Book Excerpt:

Warfare has migrated into cities. From Mosul to Mumbai, Aleppo to Marawi, the major military battles of the twenty-first century have taken place in densely populated urban areas. Why has this happened? What are the defining characteristics of urban warfare today? What are its military and political implications? Leading sociologist Anthony King answers these critical questions through close analysis of recent urban battles and their historical antecedents. Exploring the changing typography and evolving tactics of the urban battlescape, he shows that although not all methods used in urban warfare are new, operations in cities today have become highly distinctive. Urban warfare has coalesced into gruelling micro-sieges, which extend from street level – and below – to the airspace high above the city, as combatants fight for individual buildings, streets and districts. At the same time, digitalized social media and information networks communicate these battles to global audiences across an urban archipelago, with these spectators often becoming active participants in the fight. A timely reminder of the costs and the horror of war and violence in cities, this book offers an invaluable interdisciplinary introduction to urban warfare in the new millennium for students of international security, urban studies and military science, as well as military professionals.

Empire of Pain

Empire of Pain
Author: Patrick Radden Keefe
Publsiher: Pan Macmillan
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2021-04-20
ISBN: 1529063086
Category: True Crime
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Empire of Pain Book Excerpt:

THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER Now on BBC Radio 4 'Book of the Week' Winner of the 2021 Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-Fiction Shortlisted for the 2021 Financial Times/McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award One of Barack Obama’s Favorite Books of 2021 Shortlisted for the Crime Writers' Association Gold Dagger for Non-Fiction The gripping and shocking story of three generations of the Sackler family and their roles in the stories of Valium, OxyContin and the opioid crisis. 'One of those authors I will always read, no matter what the subject matter, which is why I gobbled up Empire of Pain . . . a masterclass in compelling narrative nonfiction.' – Elizabeth Day, The Guardian '30 Best Summer Reads' ‘You feel almost guilty for enjoying it so much’ – The Times The Sackler name adorns the walls of many storied institutions – Harvard; the Metropolitan Museum of Art; Oxford; the Louvre. They are one of the richest families in the world, known for their lavish donations in the arts and the sciences. The source of the family fortune was vague, however, until it emerged that the Sacklers were responsible for making and marketing Oxycontin, a blockbuster painkiller that was a catalyst for the opioid crisis – an international epidemic of drug addiction which has killed nearly half a million people. In this masterpiece of narrative reporting and writing, award-winning journalist and host of the Wind of Change podcast Patrick Radden Keefe exhaustively documents the jaw-dropping and ferociously compelling reality. Empire of Pain is the story of a dynasty: a parable of twenty-first-century greed.

A Troubled Sleep

A Troubled Sleep
Author: James Waller
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2021-02-15
ISBN: 0190095598
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Troubled Sleep Book Excerpt:

In contemporary Northern Ireland, more than two decades after the peace agreement that ended the thirty-year sectarian violence known as "the Troubles" the risk of a return to violent conflict is not only present but growing. Drawing on ethnographic fieldwork, comparative research, and over 110 hours of face-to-face interviews with a diverse range of political, academic, civil society, and community actors across Northern Ireland, A Troubled Sleep revisits one of the world's most deeply divided societies to analyze Northern Ireland's current vulnerabilities, and points of resilience, as an allegedly "post-conflict" society. By examining the Northern Ireland example, Waller presents deep insight into what happens when identity politics prevail over democracy, when a paralysis in governance leads to a political vacuum for extremist voices to exploit, when de facto social segregation becomes normalized, when acclimatization to violence becomes a generational legacy, and when questions of who we are become secondary to who we are not.

Fodor s Essential Ireland

Fodor s Essential Ireland
Author: Fodor's Travel Guides
Publsiher: Fodor's Travel
Total Pages: 889
Release: 2022-09-20
ISBN: 1640975268
Category: Travel
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fodor s Essential Ireland Book Excerpt:

Whether you want to hike through Killarney National Park, visit the Cliffs of Moher, or experience the thriving arts and music scene in Dublin, the local Fodor’s travel experts in Ireland are here to help! Fodor’s Essential Ireland including Belfast and Northern Ireland guidebook is packed with maps, carefully curated recommendations, and everything else you need to simplify your trip-planning process and make the most of your time. This new edition has been fully-redesigned with an easy-to-read layout, fresh information, and beautiful color photos. Fodor’s Essential Ireland travel guide includes: AN ILLUSTRATED ULTIMATE EXPERIENCES GUIDE to the top things to see and do MULTIPLE ITINERARIES to effectively organize your days and maximize your time MORE THAN 30 DETAILED MAPS and a FREE PULL-OUT MAP to help you navigate confidently COLOR PHOTOS throughout to spark your wanderlust HONEST RECOMMENDATIONS on the best sights, restaurants, hotels, nightlife, shopping, performing arts, activities, side-trips, and more PHOTO-FILLED “BEST OF” FEATURES on “the Wild Atlantic Way,” “Historical Sights to visit in Ireland,” “Ireland’s Top 10 Natural Wonders,” and more TRIP-PLANNING TOOLS AND PRACTICAL TIPS including when to go, getting around, beating the crowds, and saving time and money HISTORICAL AND CULTURAL INSIGHTS providing rich context on the local people, politics, art, architecture, cuisine, music, geography and more SPECIAL FEATURES on “Top Festivals and Events,” “What to Watch and Read Before You Visit,” and “What to Eat and Drink” LOCAL WRITERS to help you find the under-the-radar gems UP-TO-DATE COVERAGE ON: Dublin, Kerry, Clare, Galway, Cork, Belfast, Northern Ireland, the Aran Islands, the Ring of Kerry, The Giants Causeway, the Wild Atlantic Way, Killarney, Connemara, Trinity College, Dublin’s museums, the Book of Kells, Dingle, Donegal, Irish Castles and Monasteries, Irish Design, Irish Festivals and events, and more. Planning on visiting England? Check out Fodor’s Essential England, Fodor’s London, and Fodor’s Essential Great Britain. *Important note for digital editions: The digital edition of this guide does not contain all the images or text included in the physical edition. ABOUT FODOR'S AUTHORS: Each Fodor's Travel Guide is researched and written by local experts. Fodor’s has been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for over 80 years. For more travel inspiration, you can sign up for our travel newsletter at fodors.com/newsletter/signup, or follow us @FodorsTravel on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. We invite you to join our friendly community of travel experts at fodors.com/community to ask any other questions and share your experience with us!

The Cambridge History of Terrorism

The Cambridge History of Terrorism
Author: Richard English
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 718
Release: 2021-05-20
ISBN: 1108470165
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Cambridge History of Terrorism Book Excerpt:

An accessible, authoritative history of terrorism, offering systematic analyses of key themes, problems and case studies from terrorism's long past.

Fodor s Essential Ireland 2020

Fodor s Essential Ireland 2020
Author: Fodor's Travel Guides
Publsiher: Fodor's Travel
Total Pages: 901
Release: 2019-09-24
ISBN: 1640971718
Category: Travel
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fodor s Essential Ireland 2020 Book Excerpt:

For a limited time, receive a free Fodor's Guide to Safe and Healthy Travel e-book with the purchase of this guidebook! Go to fodors.com for details. Ready to experience Ireland? The experts at Fodor’s are here to help. Fodor’s Ireland 2020 travel guide is packed with customizable itineraries with top recommendations, detailed maps of Ireland, and exclusive tips from locals. Whether you want to explore Ireland’s iconic coastal scenery, visit the Cliffs of Moher or the Ring of Kerry, or experience Ireland’s thriving arts and music scene, this user-friendly guidebook will help you plan it all out. Our local writers vet every recommendation to ensure that you not only make the most of your time, but that you also have all the most up-to-date and essential information you need to plan the perfect trip. This new edition has been FULLY-REDESIGNED with a new layout and beautiful images for more intuitive travel planning! Fodor’s Essential Ireland 2020 includes: • AN ULTIMATE EXPERIENCE GUIDE that visually captures the top highlights of Ireland. • SPECTACULAR COLOR PHOTOS AND FEATURES throughout, including special features on Dublin's literary heritage, iconic sights like the Ring of Kerry and the Rock of Cashel, and the Anglo-Irish Georgian House. Other features shine a spotlight on cruising on the Shannon, hiking in the West, and Irish whiskeys. • INSPIRATIONAL “BEST OF” LISTS identify the best things to see, do, eat, drink, and more. • MULTIPLE ITINERARIES for various trip lengths help you maximize your time. • MORE THAN 20 DETAILED MAPS help you plot your itinerary and navigate confidently. • EXPERT RECOMMENDATIONS ON HOTELS AND RESTAURANTS offer options for every taste. • TRIP PLANNING TOOLS AND PRACTICAL TIPS include: guides to getting around, saving money and time, beating the crowds; and a calendar of festivals and events. • LOCAL INSIDER ADVICE tells you where to find under-the-radar gems, along with the best walking tours. • HISTORICAL AND CULTURAL OVERVIEWS add perspective and enrich your travels. • NEW FEATURES include Top Castle Hotels and Manor Houses, Best Golf Courses, What to Buy in Ireland, and new Itineraries for Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way and Ireland’s Ancient East. • COVERS: Dublin, Belfast, Kerry, Clare, Galway, Cork, Belfast, Northern Ireland, the Aran Islands, the Ring of Kerry, The Giants Causeway, the Wild Atlantic Way, Killarney, Connemara, Trinity College, Dublin’s museums, the Book of Kells, Dingle, Donegal, Irish Castles and Monasteries, Irish Design, Irish Festivals and events, and more. ABOUT FODOR'S AUTHORS: Each Fodor's Travel Guide is researched and written by local experts. Fodor’s has been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for over 80 years. Planning on visiting England? Check out Fodor’s Essential England, Fodor’s London, and Fodor's Essential Great Britain.

Transgenerational Colonialism

Transgenerational Colonialism
Author: Karel James Bouse
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 136
Release: 2021-04-15
ISBN: 1793624003
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Transgenerational Colonialism Book Excerpt:

In Transgenerational Colonialism, Karel James Bouse examines multigenerational trauma in relation to cycles of colonialism and decolonization. Bouse cites Northern Ireland as a current expression of these cycles and the elements that drive formerly colonized people toward the realization of self-determination.

The Elephant of Belfast

The Elephant of Belfast
Author: S. Kirk Walsh
Publsiher: Catapult
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2021-04-06
ISBN: 1640094016
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Elephant of Belfast Book Excerpt:

Inspired by true events, this vivid and moving story of a young woman zookeeper and the elephant she's compelled to protect through the German blitz of Belfast during WWll speaks to not only the tragedy of the times, but also to the ongoing sectarian tensions that still exist in Northern Ireland today—perfect for readers of historical and literary fiction alike. Belfast, October 1940. Twenty-year-old zookeeper Hettie Quin arrives at the city docks in time to meet her new charge: an orphaned three-year-old Indian elephant named Violet. As Violet adjusts to her new solitary life in captivity and Hettie mourns the recent loss of her sister and the abandonment of her father, new storm clouds gather. A world war rages, threatening a city already reeling from escalating tensions between British Loyalists and those fighting for a free and unified Ireland. The relative peace is shattered by air-raid sirens on the evening of Easter Tuesday 1941. Over the course of the next five hours, hundreds of bombs rain down upon Belfast, claiming almost a thousand lives and decimating the city. Dodging the debris and carnage of the Luftwaffe attack, Hettie runs to the zoo to make sure that Violet is unharmed. The harrowing ordeal and ensuing aftermath set the pair on a surprising path that highlights the indelible, singular bond that often brings mankind and animals together during horrifying times. Inspired by a largely forgotten chapter of World War II, S. Kirk Walsh deftly renders the changing relationship between Hettie and Violet, and their growing dependence on each other for survival and solace. The Elephant of Belfast is a complicated and beguiling portrait of hope and resilience--and how love can sustain us during the darkest moments of our lives.

The Oxford Handbook of Atrocity Crimes

The Oxford Handbook of Atrocity Crimes
Author: Barbora Holá,Hollie Nyseth Brehm,Maartje Weerdesteijn
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 984
Release: 2022
ISBN: 0190915625
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Atrocity Crimes Book Excerpt:

"The Oxford Handbook on Atrocity Crimes consolidates and further develops the evolving field of atrocity studies by combining major mono-, inter-, and multi-disciplinary research on atrocity crimes in one volume encompassing contributions of leading scholars. Atrocity crimes-war crimes, crimes against humanity, and genocide-are manifestations of large scale and systematic criminality committed within specific political, ideological, and societal contexts. These crimes are committed by a multiplicity of actors against a large number of victims who suffer far-reaching consequences. Scholars studying mass atrocities are scattered not only across disciplines-such as international (criminal) law, international relations, criminology, political science, psychology, sociology, history, anthropology, or demography-but also across the topic-related fields, which are by definition multi- and interdisciplinary but are typically limited to a particular category or aspect of atrocity crimes. This Handbook brings together these strands of scholarship on (mass) atrocities and interrogates atrocity crimes as an overarching category of criminality, while simultaneously keeping an eye on differences among the individual constitutive categories. The Handbook covers topics related to the etiology and causes of atrocities, the actors involved, the harm and victims of atrocity crimes, the reactions to mass atrocities, and in-depth case studies of understudied situations of war crimes, crimes against humanity, and genocide"--

The Woman Who Stole Vermeer

The Woman Who Stole Vermeer
Author: Anthony M. Amore
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2020-11-10
ISBN: 1643135309
Category: True Crime
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Woman Who Stole Vermeer Book Excerpt:

The extraordinary life and crimes of heiress-turned-revolutionary Rose Dugdale, who in 1974 became the only woman to pull off a major art heist. In the world of crime, there exists an unusual commonality between those who steal art and those who repeatedly kill: they are almost exclusively male. But, as with all things, there is always an outlier—someone who bucks the trend, defying the reliable profiles and leaving investigators and researchers scratching their heads. In the history of major art heists, that outlier is Rose Dugdale. Dugdale’s life is singularly notorious. Born into extreme wealth, she abandoned her life as an Oxford-trained PhD and heiress to join the cause of Irish Republicanism. While on the surface she appears to be the British version of Patricia Hearst, she is anything but. Dugdale ran head-first towards the action, spearheading the first aerial terrorist attack in British history and pulling off the biggest art theft of her time. In 1974, she led a gang into the opulent Russborough House in Ireland and made off with millions in prized paintings, including works by Goya, Gainsborough, and Rubens, as well as Lady Writing a Letter with her Maid by the mysterious master Johannes Vermeer. Dugdale thus became—to this day—the only woman to pull off a major art heist. And as Anthony Amore explores in The Woman Who Stole Vermeer, it’s likely that this was not her only such heist. The Woman Who Stole Vermeer is Rose Dugdale’s story, from her idyllic upbringing in Devonshire and her presentation to Elizabeth II as a debutante to her university years and her eventual radical lifestyle. Her life of crime and activism is at turns unbelievable and awe-inspiring, and sure to engross readers.

The Missing Sister

The Missing Sister
Author: Lucinda Riley
Publsiher: Pan Macmillan
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2021-05-27
ISBN: 1509840206
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Missing Sister Book Excerpt:

From the Sunday Times number one bestselling author Lucinda Riley, The Missing Sister is the seventh instalment in the multimillion selling epic series. They’ll search the world to find her. The six D’Aplièse sisters have each been on their own incredible journey to discover their heritage, but they still have one question left unanswered: who and where is the seventh sister? They only have one clue – an image of a star-shaped emerald ring. The search to find the missing sister will take them across the globe; from New Zealand to Canada, England, France and Ireland, uniting them all in their mission to at last complete their family. In doing so, they will slowly unearth a story of love, strength and sacrifice that began almost one hundred years ago, as other brave young women risk everything to change the world around them. Praise for the Seven Sisters series: 'The Seven Sisters series is heart-wrenching, uplifting and utterly enthralling' - Lucy Foley 'Well researched and compelling ... on an epic scale' - Sunday Express 'There’s something magical about these stories' - Prima 'Addictive storytelling' - Woman & Home 'A masterclass in beautiful writing' - The Sun

The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2021

The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2021
Author: Sarah Janssen
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 3363
Release: 2020-12-15
ISBN: 1510761403
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2021 Book Excerpt:

#1 New York Times Bestseller! Get thousands of facts at your fingertips with this essential resource: business, the arts and pop culture, science and technology, U.S. history and government, world geography, sports, and so much more. The World Almanac® is America’s bestselling reference book of all time, with more than 83 million copies sold. For more than 150 years, this compendium of information has been the authoritative source for school, library, business, and home. The 2021 edition of The World Almanac reviews the biggest events of 2020 and will be your go-to source for questions on any topic in the upcoming year. Praised as a “treasure trove of political, economic, scientific and educational statistics and information” by The Wall Street Journal, The World Almanac and Book of Facts will answer all of your trivia needs effortlessly. Features include: 2020 Election Results: The World Almanac provides a comprehensive look at the entire 2020 election process, from the roller coaster of the early primaries to state and county presidential voting results and coverage of House, Senate, and gubernatorial races. 2020 Coronavirus Pandemic: A special section provides up-to-the-minute information about the world’s largest public health crisis in at least a century, providing information on what scientists know about the virus so far—and what still needs to be learned—along with an update on vaccine progress, statistical data and graphics, and useful practical measures for readers. World Almanac Editors' Picks: Memorable Summer Olympic Moments: The World Almanac took a look back at past editions of the Olympic Summer Games to create a highlight reel of memorable moments to tide sports fans over until Tokyo in 2021. 2020—Top 10 News Topics: The editors of The World Almanac list the top stories that held the world's attention in 2020. 2020—Year in Sports: Hundreds of pages of trivia and statistics that are essential for any sports fan, featuring complete coverage of the sports world’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, a preview of the Olympic Games in Tokyo, and much more. 2020—Year in Pictures: Striking full-color images from around the world in 2020, covering news, entertainment, science, and sports. 2020—Offbeat News Stories: The World Almanac editors found some of the strangest news stories of the year. World Almanac Editors' Picks: Time Capsule: The World Almanac lists the items that most came to symbolize the year 2020, from news and sports to pop culture. The World at a Glance: This annual feature of The World Almanac provides a quick look at the surprising stats and curious facts that define the changing world. Statistical Spotlight: This annual feature highlights statistics relevant to the biggest stories of the year. These data provide context to give readers a fresh perspective on important issues. Other New Highlights: Newly available statistics on how the COVID-19 pandemic and widespread shutdowns have affected businesses, air quality, employment, education, families’ living situations and access to food, and much more.

We Don t Know Ourselves A Personal History of Modern Ireland

We Don t Know Ourselves  A Personal History of Modern Ireland
Author: Fintan O'Toole
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 624
Release: 2023-03-14
ISBN: 9781324092872
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

We Don t Know Ourselves A Personal History of Modern Ireland Book Excerpt:

Irish Women s Prison Writing

Irish Women s Prison Writing
Author: Red Washburn
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 212
Release: 2022-03-10
ISBN: 1000546004
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Irish Women s Prison Writing Book Excerpt:

This book explores 50 years of Irish women’s prison writing, 1960s–2010s, connecting the work of women leaders and writers in the Six Counties of Ireland during the Troubles. This volume analyzes political communiqués, petitions, news coverage, prison files, personal letters, poetry and short prose, and memoirs, highlighting the personal correspondence, auto/biographical narratives, and poetry of the following key women: Bernadette McAliskey, Eileen Hickey, Mairéad Farrell, Síle Darragh, Ella O’Dwyer, Martina Anderson, Dolours Price, Marian McGlinchey (formerly Marian Price), Áine and Eibhlín Nic Giolla Easpaig (Ann and Eileen Gillespie), Roseleen Walsh, and Margaretta D’Arcy. This text builds on different fields and discourses to reimagine gender and genre as central to an interdisciplinary and intersectional prison archive. Centering Irish women’s prison writings, in order to challenge canonization in history and literature, this volume argues that women’s lives and words offer a different view of gender and nation as well as offer a fuller and more inclusive archive of Irish history and literature. Additionally, this book will point to the ways in which their politics of everyday life and their cultural work is a form of anti-colonial civil rights feminism, for it speaks truth to power in a world in which compliance and silence are valued. Overall, this text focuses on rethinking and recasting women’s voices and words in order to document and promote the ongoing Irish freedom struggle from an abolitionist feminist perspective.