1972: A Novel of Ireland's Unfinished Revolution
The Irish Century series is the story of the Irish people's epic struggle for independence through the tumultuous course of the 20th century. Morgan Llywelyn's magisterial multi-novel chronicle of that story began with 1916, which was followed by 1921 and 1949. It now continues with 1972, which covers the events and social changes of the mid-century in Ireland through the story of the coming-of-age of Barry Halloran, son of Ursula Halloran (the heroine of 1949). Barry moves from patriotic involvement in the IRA, to an aversion to explosives and guns and a career as a photographer, to a final moment of radicalization in the face of the horrifying injustices in Northern Ireland that crystalized on Bloody Sunday in Derry in 1972.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Hagelstein - LibraryThing
1972 is a story of the IRA from the 1950s to the beginning of the troubles as seen through the experience of Barry Halloran, an IRA volunteer and the grandson of an iconic republican and IRA man ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - jveezer - LibraryThing
Not sure what to say about this one as the subject matter is so heartbreaking. This is the fourth book of a five book series that started with the Easter Rising in 1916 and concludes with the final ... Read full review