Author: Tim Pat Coogan
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Release Date: 2002-08-17
The H Block protest is one of the strangest and most controversial issues in the tragic history of Northern Ireland. Republican prisoners, convicted of grave crimes through special courts and ruthless interrogation procedures, campaigned for political status by refusing to wear prison clothes and daubing their cell with excrement.Were they properly convicted criminals, or martyrs to political injustice? In a masterpiece of investigative journalism, Coogan provides us with the only first-hand account of the protest. His investigation led deep into the social, cultural, and economic maze of Northern Ireland's history to give readers an unmatched analysis of a troubled place and its sorrowful history.
Die Sozialwissenschaften sind durch einen Theorien- und Methodenpluralismus gekennzeichnet. Doch was unterscheidet eigentlich genau verschiedene Sozialtheorien? Welche Unterschiede gehen auf differierende Erklärungen desselben Gegenstandes zurück, welche sind eher begrifflicher Natur? An welchen Stellen lassen sich trotz großer methodologischer Unterschiede ähnliche Erklärungen und Beschreibungen finden? Der Band versucht auf diese Fragen mithilfe eines fallbezogenen Theorienvergleichs Antworten zu geben. Verschiedene sozialtheoretische Ansätze liefern aus ihrer Perspektive einen Beitrag zur Erklärung spezifischer Aspekte des Nordirlandkonflikts. Der Band kann auch zur fallbezogenen Einführung in ausgewählte Sozialtheorien dienen.
Author: Tim Pat Coogan
Publisher: Head of Zeus
Release Date: 2015-11-05
The 1916 Easter Rising and its aftermath changed Ireland for ever. The British government's execution of 14 republican rebels transformed a group hitherto perceived as cranks and troublemakers into national heroes. Those who avoided the British firing squads of May 1916 went on to plan a new – and ultimately successful – struggle for Ireland's independence, shaping their country's destiny for the century to come. But what sort of country did they create? And to what extent does post-1916 Ireland measure up to the hopes and aspirations of 'MacDonagh and MacBride / And Connolly and Pearse'? Best-selling historian Tim Pat Coogan offers a strongly personal perspective on the Irish century that followed the Rising – charting a flawed history that is marked as much by complacency, corruption and institutional and clerical abuse, as it is by the sacrifices and nation-building achievements of the Republic's founding fathers.
Author: Gary Craig
Publisher: University Press of New England
Release Date: 2017-05-02
Genre: True Crime
On a freezing night in January 1993, masked gunmen walked through the laughably lax security at the Rochester Brink's depot, tied up the guards, and unhurriedly made off with $7.4 million in one of the FBI's top-five armored car heists in history. Suspicion quickly fell on a retired Rochester cop working security for Brinks at the time-as well it might. Officer Tom O'Connor had been previously suspected of everything from robbery to murder to complicity with the IRA. One ex-IRA soldier in particular was indebted to O'Connor for smuggling him and his girlfriend into the United States, and when he was caught in New York City with $2 million in cash from the Brink's heist, prosecutors were certain they finally had enough to nail O'Connor. But they were wrong. In Seven Million, the reporter Gary Craig meticulously unwinds the long skein of leads, half-truths, false starts, and dead ends, taking us from the grim solitary pens of Northern Ireland's Long Kesh prison to the illegal poker rooms of Manhattan to the cold lakeshore on the Canadian border where the body parts began washing up. The story is populated by a colorful cast of characters, including cops and FBI agents, prison snitches, a radical priest of the Melkite order who ran a home for troubled teenagers on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, and the IRA rebel who'd spent long years jailed in one of Northern Ireland's most brutal prisons and who was living underground in New York posing as a comics dealer. Finally, Craig investigates the strange, sad fate of Ronnie Gibbons, a down-and-out boxer and muscle-for-hire in illegal New York City card rooms, who was in on the early planning of the heist, and who disappeared one day in 1995 after an ill-advised trip to Rochester to see some men about getting what he felt he was owed. Instead, he got was what was coming to him. Seven Million is a meticulous re-creation of a complicated heist executed by a variegated and unsavory crew, and of its many repercussions. Some of the suspects are now dead, some went to jail; none of them are talking about the robbery or what really happened to Ronnie Gibbons. And the money? Only a fraction was recovered, meaning that most of the $7 million is still out there somewhere.
Author: Joseph E. A. Connell
Publisher: Four Courts Pr Ltd
Release Date: 2006-06
This Directory marks the 90th anniversary of the 1916 Rising and lists historic locations in Dublin on a street-by-street basis, describing the events which occurred in each during the tumultuous decade from the 1913 Lock-Out until the end of the Irish Civil War. Joseph E.A. Connell has catalogued the many sites of historic interest in Dublin and has used his knowledge over many years to guide visitors on the 1916 Rebellion walking tours.
Author: Brian Dooley
Publisher: Pluto Press
Release Date: 1998-01-15
Genre: Social Science
This volume first traces the centuries-long historical connections between African American and Irish political activists, then examines how the struggle for black civil rights in the US helped to shape the campaign against discrimination in Northern Ireland.
Author: Kenneth John Panton
Release Date: 1997
This volume examines the history of three important regions of the United Kingdom: Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. It focuses on the specifics of each individual region, their economy, cultural traditions, history, and much more.
Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.
Release Date: 2005
Genre: American literature
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Die Welt ist einfach wunderbar. Es gibt keine Angst mehr, keine Armut, keinen Hunger, keine Verbrechen, keinen Krieg. Alle Menschen sind eine einzige große Familie. Aber der junge Rebell Chip hat es satt, keine freie Entscheidung mehr treffen zu können und nach dem Willen eines Supercomputers leben zu müssen. Sein einziger Ausweg bleibt die Flucht, denn schon bald werden sie hinter ihm her sein ... Ein dystopischer Sci-Fiction-Roman von Ira Levin – mit der erschreckenden Zukunftsvision einer absolut perfekten Welt. Zum ersten Mal in deutscher Sprache als eBook erhältlich.