In the eleven months between August 1971 and July 1972, Northern Ireland experienced its worst year of violence. No future year of the Troubles experienced such death and destruction. Drawing on interviews, personal recollections and archival research, O'Doherty takes readers on a journey through the events of that terrible year
Rebel Hearts does not seek to explain the roots of the conflict in Northern Ireland in a direct historical narrative form, but constructs, and reconstructs, its history through a series of connected and highly detailed individual portraits.
The book is now updated with two new chapters on all the latest developments.
Reconciling Ireland is a unique guide to the history of the last half-century, compiling as it does all the texts of the key British–Irish political agreements relating to Northern Ireland for the first time.
Forewords by Simon Coveney, Minister for Foreign Affairs, and Brandon Lewis, Secretary of State for Northern Ireland
A compelling history of the turbulent journey to Irish independence, published for the centenary of the Partitioning the aftermath of the horrors of the Irish Famine, the grim, distrustful relationship between Ireland and the rest of the United Kingdom deteriorated into a generations-long argument about 'Home Rule'.
A fresh and unique perspective on the key defining events of the early period of the Troubles: the Battles of the Bogside, Bombay Street and St Matthews, the Fall’s Road curfew and the Divis Riots. Two richly-detailed stories that intertwine to present a new history of the start of the Troubles.