Eyewitness looks back at over three decades of photography by Irish press photographer Murphy, who covered the conflicts in Northern Ireland for the Irish news and other regional papers. Oddly, the text, a first-person recollection by Murphy of the stories behind the pictures, is attributed on the title page to BBC editor Kelters, so it is not totally clear who has really written this book. Nevertheless, American readers will likely be less interested in Murphy's story than in the photographic reproductions, a uniquely tragic yet humorous eyewitness account of the complicated problems of the region. It should be noted, too, that this is an Irish publication, written with distinctly British language and much regional jargon. The mostly black-and-white pictures of riot scenes, funerals, an IRA training camp, and people recently injured or killed provide striking material not often seen in books. Recommended for academic collections; an optional purchase for large public libraries.-Eric Linderman, East Cleveland P.L., OH Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.