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From Civil Rights to Armalites: Derry and the Birth of the Irish Troubles (Hardback)
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From Civil Rights to Armalites: Derry and the Birth of the Irish Troubles (Hardback)

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Hardback 332 Pages / Published: 17/12/2004
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From Civil Rights to Armalites traces and analyses the escalation of conflict in Northern Ireland from the first civil rights marches to the verge of full-scale civil war in 1972, focusing on the city of Derry. It explains how a peaceful civil rights campaign gave way to increasing violence, how the IRA became a major political force and how the British army became a major party to the conflict. It provides the essential context for understanding the events of Bloody Sunday and a new chapter brings significant new material to the public debate around the Bloody Sunday Inquiry.

Publisher: Palgrave USA
ISBN: 9781403944306
Number of pages: 332
Weight: 535 g
Dimensions: 216 x 138 x 26 mm
Edition: 2nd ed. 2005


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Reviews of Previous Edition:

'...it offers a vivid portrayal, vibrating with contemporary relevance... Stylistically, this reads more like a work of investigative journalism than an academic treatise... a splendid, lively, sharp account.' - Eamonn McCann, Sunday Tribune

'..written in a manner that is both scholarly and accessible to the general reader...manages to be balanced without ever concealing the author's evident passion for the city and its people. This really is a superb piece of work.' - Colin Coulter, Bullan: An Irish Studies Journal

'...excellent book. What takes centre stage in this account is not the grand operas of high politics or totalising ideologies, but the popular airs of community, family and friendship networks, of local political activity and goals and the local experience of confrontation and conflict...It is this focus...that makes From Civil Rights to Armalites such a compelling read.' - Mark McGovern, Irish Political Studies

'It is rare indeed...to find a book about Derry which provides meticulously detailed nationalist and loyalist histories of the period 1968-1972, which is true to events - and yet is still gripping reading.' - Derry Journal

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