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Head of Zeus
On the Blanket
01 Dec 2015 * EBOOK * £6.99 * 9781784975401

Tim Pat Coogan uncovers the H Block protest: one of the most controversial issues in Northern Ireland's history.

Non Fiction / HBLW (Modern History)
Extent: 391 pages
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Michael Collins
De Valera
The Troubles
Wherever Green is Worn
1916: The Mornings After
The Twelve Apostles
The GAA and the War of Independence
Also by Tim Pat Coogan
On the Blanket: The H-Block StoryTim Pat Coogan

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 this 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.

Tim Pat Coogan is Ireland's best-known historical writer. His 1990 biography of Michael Collins rekindled interest in Collins and his era. He is also the author of The IRA, Long Fellow, Long Shadow, 1916: The Mornings After and The Twelve Apostles.

'From the very first sentence, it grips as it horrifies' The Irish Times

'A must for anyone interested in the contemporary history of Anglo-Irish relations' Sean McBride

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