Killing Rage

Description

This is an account of how an angry young man can cross the line that divides theoretical support for violence from a state of 'killing rage', in which the murder of neighbour becomes thinkable. Over 3000 people have died in Northern Ireland since 1969, and most of them have died at the hands of their neighbours. The intimacy of the Ulster conflict, what it means to carry out a political murder when in all probability the victim is personally known, or lives in a nearby street, is described accurately by an honest participant. The book does not attempt to soften the impact of the events it describes through euphemism or rhetoric. It is a truthful picture of the brutality and waste caused by the IRA's unwinnable campaign, and of its human consequences. It is also a self-portrait of the despair and disintegration, the hardening to conscience and grief, that accompany political violence.

Details

Author(s)
Eamon Collins, Mick McGovern
Format
Paperback | 400 pages
Dimensions
131 x 195 x 23.88mm | 263.08g
Publication date
01 Mar 1999
Publisher
GRANTA BOOKS
Publication City/Country
London, United Kingdom
Language
English
Edition statement
New ed
ISBN10
1862070474
ISBN13
9781862070479
Bestsellers rank
42,159