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Beauty and Atrocity: People, Politics and Irelands Fight for Peace
Beauty and Atrocity: People, Politics and Irelands Fight for Peace Joshua Levine 0007309473 9780007309474 An ambitious and powerful account of modern Irish history in the words of those who experienced it first-handForty years after         the Provi
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Beauty and Atrocity: People, Politics and Irelands Fight for Peace by Joshua Levine

An ambitious and powerful account of modern Irish history in the words of those who experienced it first-handForty years after the Provisional IRA was formed and British troops arrived in Ireland, Peter Robinson and Martin McGuinness sit together as leaders of a devolved Northern Irish government, in which Sinn F??in and the Democratic Unionists share power. The Troubles appear to be over; the future promises to be quite different from the past. But recent events perhaps suggest otherwise, as old tensions rise to the forefront once more.Through countless interviews with the people from both sides that lived through, participated in and were victims of the Troubles, the author builds a picture of the attitudes and the beliefs that shaped three decades of Irelands history. There are those whose lives have been shattered, those who have tried to ignore the realities, those who have attempted to bridge the divide, those who do not accept the peace, and some who refuse to look back at all.What emerges is a balanced and wide-ranging account that explores the struggle between ideology and compassion, how the battles and politics of centuries ago still define peoples attitudes towards their neighbours today, and how political injustice and the course of time can make a complex reality seem like simple history.

Author: Joshua Levine

Language: English

Edition: illustrated

Binding: Hardcover

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

Publication Date: 2010-06-01

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