Making Sense of the Troubles

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‘Compellingly written and very even-handed. By far the clearest account of what happened in the Northern Ireland conflict and more importantly why it happened’ Irish News

‘Extraordinarily well-balanced, sane, comprehensive and rich in sober understatement’ Glasgow Herald
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COMPLETELY REVISED AND UPDATED EDITION — THE ESSENTIAL HISTORY OF THE TROUBLES

First published two decades ago, Making Sense of the Troubles is widely regarded as the most ‘comprehensive, considered and compassionate’ (Irish Times) history of the Troubles in Northern Ireland. Written by a distinguished journalist and a teacher of history in Northern Ireland, it surveys the roots of the problems from 1921 onwards, the descent into violence in the late 60s, and the three terrible decades that followed.

In this fully revised and updated version, McKittrick and McVea take into account the momentous events of the ten years that followed their first publication, including the disbanding of the IRA, Ian Paisley’s deal with the Republicans and the historic power-sharing government in Belfast.
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‘An updated reissue of a collaborative study published 12 years ago to rave reviews as a frank, accurate and authoritative narrative of events which should be required reading for anyone hoping to understand what had been going on in the North’ Irish Independent

‘I would strongly advocate that it be made compulsory reading for everyone in Northern Ireland because for the first time it is our history, all of it warts and all, presented in a clear and understandable way’ Irish News

ISBN: 9780241962657

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This study surveys the roots of the problems in Northern Ireland from 1921 onwards, the descent into violence in the 1960s and the three terrible decades that followed. This edition has been updated to take into account the momentous events of the last 10 years, including the disbanding of the IRA, Ian Paisley’s deal with the Republicans and the historic power-sharing government in Belfast.

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Weight0.537 kg
Dimensions23.4 × 15.3 × 2.9 cm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

404

Language

English

Edition

Revised Edition

Dewey

941.60824 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K

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