by Aaron Edwards & Cillian McGrattan - £9.99 Oneworld Publications (2010)
paperback ISBN 13: 9781851687299 | ISBN 10: 1851687297
The Northern Ireland conflict is one of the most protracted, bitter, and complex campaigns of terrorism the Western world has ever seen. Since the watershed of the Good Friday Agreement in 1998, the region has come a long way, finally achieving a hard-won peace. Yet, despite once sworn enemies now coming together in government, hostility between Unionists and Nationalists is as strong as ever, communities remain divided, and sectarian violence is rife.
Covering all the key events and players, and using illuminating new evidence from recently released archives, Edwards’ and McGrattan’s balanced introduction skilfully dissects the “Troubles” to offer fresh perspectives on their complicated history and legacy. Offering astute insights into the current, delicate power-sharing administration and containing interviews with influential figures from both communities, this landmark work will help anyone seeking a better understanding of the ongoing dispute over Northern Ireland.
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