The Troubles: Books about Ireland, Northern Ireland and the United KingdomThey say a vacation is only as good as the book you bring with you. And these days it feels like there are as many ways to consume science writing as there are fields of science. Had a tough time picking my favorite book for this year. Douglas Stone as my top choice. I know, I recommended it last year, but it is a gift that keeps on giving. But: Still check out the others for an eclectic summer reading list.
The IRA's Secret History (Full Documentary) - Full Documentary 2016
Ira Crumb Makes a Pretty Good Friend
Naseem worked as a librarian for a time and now works in children's publishing. She lives in Toronto, Ontario. Josh Holinaty Josh Holinaty is an illustrator whose works include public art commissions and book, magazine and newspaper illustrations. Originally from Alberta, Josh now lives in Toronto, Ontario, with his wife Genevieve and their dog, Jack, eater of socks. Meet Ira Crumb. So Ira launches a whole-hearted campaign to befriend neighborhood kids before the first day. But his best-laid plans — A sandwich stand!
The book begins with a longstanding mystery: Who abducted Jean McConville, and why? McConville was a mother of 10, born to Protestants and married to a Catholic, so overwhelmed by the daunting task of caring for her brood after her husband died that she seemed to have no time for anything else, much less sectarian intrigue. Yet in December , at the end of the bloodiest year of the Troubles, a group of masked men and women barged into her Belfast home, dragging the year-old widow away as her frightened children looked on. For the next three decades, the McConville children wondered what happened to their mother, with some of them electing never to leave Belfast in case she returned. The city was small, suffused with whispers of gossip, but nobody would actually talk. Keefe follows the McConville story, interviewing more than a hundred sources and digging deeper and deeper, to the point where he comes to his own conclusion about who murdered her. They were less than human.
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Make Your Own List. In August , Timothy Knatchbull and his family went out in a boat off the coast of Ireland. Neither his grandparents or his twin brother would return from the IRA bomb attack that shocked Britain and the world. Here he talks about books that helped him better understand 'the Troubles,' and his own book, From a Clear Blue Sky, about his own journey to come to terms with that happened that bank holiday weekend. Media executive Timothy Knatchbull is chairman of media industry portal ProductionWizard. Previously a BBC film director and Discovery Channel executive, he has been in media private equity since