On the Blanket: The Inside Story of the IRA Prisoners'

On the Blanket: The Inside Story of the IRA Prisoners' "Dirty" Protest

by Tim Pat Coogan

Paperback(First Palgrave Macmillan Edition)

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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 a 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780312295134
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 08/17/2002
Edition description: First Palgrave Macmillan Edition
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.62(d)

About the Author

Tim Pat Coogan is one of the best known journalists and historians in Ireland. Former editor of the Irish Press, his books include The Troubles, The IRA, and Wherever Green is Worn.

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