Ten Men Dead: The Story of the 1981 Irish Hunger Strike

David Beresford (Author) Peter Maas (Introduction by)
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Description

In 1981 ten men starved themselves to death inside the walls of Long Kesh prison in Belfast. While a stunned world watched and distraught family members kept bedside vigils, one "soldier" after another slowly went to his death in an attempt to make Margaret Thatcher's government recognize them as political prisoners rather than common criminals.

Drawing extensively on secret IRA documents and letters from the prisoners smuggled out at the time, David Beresford tells the gripping story of these strikers and their devotion to the cause. An intensely human story, Ten Men Dead offers a searing portrait of strife-torn Ireland, of the IRA, and the passions -- on both sides -- that Republicanism arouses.

Product Details

Price
$18.00  $16.56
Publisher
Atlantic Monthly Press
Publish Date
January 10, 1997
Pages
334
Dimensions
5.53 X 0.98 X 8.49 inches | 0.86 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780871137029
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About the Author

Peter Maas's is the author of the number one New York Times bestseller Underboss. His other notable bestsellers include The Valachi Papers, Serpico, Manhunt, and In a Child's Name. He lives in New York City.