Good Friday, the Death of Irish Republicanism available in Paperback
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Literary Nonfiction. History. Politics. Irish Studies. Foreword by Ed Maloney. GOOD FRIDAY is a compilation of articles written by Anthony McIntyre, one of the most prominent Republican voices in Northern Ireland. It is a contemporaneous commentary on the peace process and the Good Friday Agreement written by the journalist and former political prisoner before the spin masters could have their version of history received as the established wisdom. GOOD FRIDAY challenges the standard Republican narrative and is a much needed historical document for anyone wanting to understand the Irish peace process. It is an indispensable companion book that completes any introduction to Irish republicanism. "As a historian, former member of the IRA and a onetime party activist with extensive contacts...few have been better placed than McIntyre to examine and evaluate the transformation of a political movement from armed insurrectionists to tame reformists.... There is...irreverence in McIntyre's writing that places some of his best pieces in the rascally company of other Irish enragés such as Swift, Shaw and Behan..."—Tommy McKearney, journalist, organiser, former member of the IRA. "Highly intelligent, honest and original. McIntyre's book should be read by anyone with an interest in modern Irish republicanism"—Richard English, author of Armed Struggle: The History of the IRA.
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About the Author
Former IRA volunteer and ex-prisoner, spent 18 years in Long Kesh, 4 years on the blanket and no-wash/no work protests which led to the hunger strikes of the 80s. Completed Phd at Queens upon release from prison. Left the Republican Movement at the endorsement of the Good Friday Agreement, and went on to become a journalist. Co-founder of The Blanket, an online magazine that critically analyzed the Irish peace process.
What People are Saying About This
When McIntyre wrote all this...he was scorned and ridiculed...The passage of time has brought vindication... (Ed Moloney, author of A Secret History of the IRA)
For historians and other journalists, the writings of Anthony McIntyre are an invaluable resource...No future histories of the period and the [peace] process will have any credibility if they don't draw on it. (Malachi O'Doherty, author of Empty Pulpits: Ireland's Retreat from Religion)
"Highly intelligent, honest and original. McIntyre's book should be read by anyone with an interest in modern Irish republicanism."--(Richard English, author of Armed Struggle: The History of the IRA)
...When future historians come to write about the period between 1969 to 2005 McIntyre's book will be essential reading, for he was amongst the first to realize that the entire northern Irish peace process was orchestrated by synchronized lying... (Mick Hall, Organized Rage)
Although Anthony McIntyre and I are poles apart politically, I admire his fine, incisive, honest and brave journalism. Anyone who truly wants to understand the underbelly of the Irish peace process should read Good Friday. (Ruth Dudley Edwards, ruthdudleyedwards.com)