Belfast Diary: War as a Way of Life

Belfast Diary: War as a Way of Life

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by John Conroy
     
 

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'The best book written by an American journalist about the... 'troubles'....As vividly as the most exciting novel, Belfast Diary re-creates the 'troubles' through portraits of the...men and women affected by the danger and the terror.'--Andrew Greeley, Chicago Sun-times

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'The best book written by an American journalist about the... 'troubles'....As vividly as the most exciting novel, Belfast Diary re-creates the 'troubles' through portraits of the...men and women affected by the danger and the terror.'--Andrew Greeley, Chicago Sun-times

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Conroy's account of day-to-day life in Northern Ireland provides a context in which ordinary people in Belfast's small, working-class Catholic district of Clonard can be seen and heard. ``This is an informative, powerful, sensitive evocation of people who `don't need any practice' in suffering,'' praised PW. (Mar.)
Booknews
In the 1980s, Conroy, a Chicago journalist, lived on the front lines of the troubles in Northern Ireland, among the people most affected by the conflict. This is his street-level view, vividly narrated. Originally published in 1987. With a new afterword written in the era of the IRA cease-fire. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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For those puzzled by Northern Ireland, Belfast Diary offers a well-written, sympathetic and clear-eyed view.—New York Times Book Review

"Mr. Conroy's account is suffused with an ominous tension. . . . He eschews the reductive, and succeeds in mounting a disturbing case." —New Yorker

"A sensitive and perceptive chronicle . . ." —London Times

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807002056
Publisher:
Beacon
Publication date:
03/01/1989
Pages:
218

Meet the Author

John Conroy is an award-winning Chicago journalist and a MacArthur Foundation and Alicia Patterson Foundation grant recipient.

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