Rebel Hearts : Journeys Within the Ira's Soul

Description

Rebel Hearts is a detailed and revealing portrait of the world of the IRA. For ten years Kevin Toolis investigated the lives of the men and women who fought the IRA's war against the British State. His journeys took him to back kitchens in West Belfast where men joked about making two-thousand-pound bombs, to prisons for interviews with those serving record life terms, and to graveyards where mourners weep. The result is moving and harrowing. Each chapter explores a world which history, faith and human savagery dominate lives and deaths. We see how a whole family was sucked into the conflict, killing its enemies and then being killed itself. We experience the chilling underside of the intelligence war between the British security forces and the IRA, and the bullet-in-the-head consequences for those IRA volunteers who turn and betray their former comrades. We live the transformation of an IRA volunteer whose attempt to ambush and murder goes horribly wrong, turning him into a hero and martyr for the cause. Rebel Hearts is a history, a map, and a guide to the psychological underworld of the IRA. It explains and uncovers the roots of the conflict in Northern Ireland through a series of compelling individual portraits of IRA men.

Details

Author(s)
Kevin Toolis
Format
Paperback | 400 pages
Dimensions
154.94 x 231.14 x 27.94mm | 430.91g
Publication date
01 May 1997
Publisher
St Martin's Press
Publication City/Country
New York, United States
Language
English
Edition statement
Reprint
ISBN10
0312156324
ISBN13
9780312156329
Bestsellers rank
296,128