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Bobby Sands : nothing but an unfinished song

Author: Denis O'Hearn
Publisher: London : Pluto Press ; Dublin, Ireland : Distributed in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland by Columba Mercier Distribution, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"At seventeen, Bobby Sands was interested in music, girls and soccer. Ten years later, he led his fellow prisoners on a protest that grabbed the world's attention. Bobby Sands turned twenty-seven on hunger strike, after spending almost nine years in prison because of his activities as a member of the Irish Republican Army. When he died on May 5, 1981, on the sixty-sixth day of his hunger strike against repressive  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
O'Hearn, Denis.
Bobby Sands.
London : Pluto Press ; Dublin, Ireland : Distributed in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland by Columba Mercier Distribution, ©2006
(OCoLC)607790470
Named Person: Bobby Sands; Bobby Sands
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Denis O'Hearn
ISBN: 0745325726 9780745325729
OCLC Number: 69662514
Description: xiv, 434 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations, facsimiles, portraits ; 23 cm
Contents: Prelude ix Chapter 1. Growing Up in Utopia 1 Chapter 2. Violence and Anger 9 Chapter 3. Into the IRA 17 Chapter 4. A Change of Scene 25 Chapter 5. A Trip to the South 39 Chapter 6. Prison 45 Chapter 7. Things Get Hot 59 Chapter 8. Learning to Rebel 69 Chapter 9. Leaving Long Kesh 89 Chapter 10. Putting It into Practice 97 Chapter 11. A Bad Day in Dunmurry 113 Chapter 12. Castlereagh 127 Chapter 13. Back to Prison 143 Chapter 14. Solitary Confinement 157 Chapter 15. On the Blanket 165 Chapter 16. Escalating the Protest 179 Chapter 17. H6: Building Solidarity Within 211 Chapter 18. H6: Extending the Protest 227 Chapter 19. Toward the Inevitable 247 Chapter 20. Hunger Strike 275 Chapter 21. Step by Step 303 Chapter 22. The End 333 Chapter 23. The Beginning 371 Notes 387 Acknowledgements 421 Index 425
Other Titles: Nothing but an unfinished song
Responsibility: Denis O'Hearn.

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