Catalog

Record Details

Catalog Search




Book

Say nothing : a true story of murder and memory in Northern Ireland / Patrick Radden Keefe.

Available copies

  • 10 of 11 copies available at Sage Library System.

Current holds

0 current holds with 11 total copies.

Summary:

In December 1972, Jean McConville, a thirty-eight-year-old mother of ten, was dragged from her Belfast home by masked intruders, her children clinging to her legs. They never saw her again. Her 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.--from book jacket.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Baker Bookmobile Branch 364.1523092 .K261s 2019 (Text) 37814003458917 NON-FICTION - NEW Book None 06/07/2019 Available -
Cook Memorial Library - La Grande 364.152 K261 (Text) 35178001775868 Adult Non-Fiction Book Branch_Only_3months 11/06/2019 Available -
Hermiston Public Library 364.152 KEE (Text) 37838000562066 Adult Non-Fiction Book Branch_Only_3months 03/26/2019 Available -
Hood River County Library 364.1523 KEE 2019 (Text) 33892100594382 Adult Non-Fiction Book None 03/14/2019 Available -
Ione Public Library 364 KEE (Text) 37843000082412 Adult Nonfiction Book Branch_Only_3months 12/30/2019 Available -
Joseph Public Library 364.1 KEE (Text) 30002000253591 Adult Nonfiction Book Branch_Only_3months 03/05/2019 Available -
Ontario Community Library 364.152 KEEFE (Text) 33330004454171 Adult Non-Fiction Book None 06/01/2019 Available -
Paisley Branch Library 364.1523 KEEFE (Text) 37620000920993 New Adult Book None 04/12/2019 Available -
Southern Wasco County Library 364.15 KEEF (Text) 33892006336250 NON-FICTION Book None 03/13/2019 Available -
The Dalles Wasco County Library 364.152 KEE (Text) 33892006457023 NON-FICTION New/High Demand None 02/26/2019 Available -
Next 10 »

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780385521314
  • Physical Description: xii, 441 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, New York : Doubleday, [2019]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references [pages (423)-427] and index.
Summary, etc.:
In December 1972, Jean McConville, a thirty-eight-year-old mother of ten, was dragged from her Belfast home by masked intruders, her children clinging to her legs. They never saw her again. Her 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.--from book jacket.
Subject: McConville, Jean.
Irish Republican Army.
Violence > Northern Ireland > Belfast > History > 20th century.
Violence > Religious aspects.
Abduction > Northern Ireland > History.
Murder > Northern Ireland > History.
Belfast (Northern Ireland) > History > 20th century.
Northern Ireland > History > 1968-1998.
Genre: True crime stories.

Additional Resources