Say Nothing by Patrick Radden Keefe

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Say Nothing is an impactful look at the IRA in Northern Ireland during the Troubles. The narrative juxtaposes the lives of Delours Price, Brendan Hughs, and Gerry Adams--young volunteers with the Provisional IRA--with those of the children of Jean McConville, a woman kidnapped and disappeared by the IRA. The result of years of research, Keefe's work made me ask real questions about what it means to be a freedom fighter and what it means to be a terrorist.

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ISBN: 9780307279286
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Published: Anchor - February 25th, 2020

A Thread of Violence by Mark O'Connell

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O'Connell's surprisingly beautiful exposé of morality focuses on Malcom Macarthur, who brutally murdered two people in 1980s Ireland, yet was released in 2012 for good behavior. Roaming the Dublin streets with an apparently clear conscience and referring to his crimes as an "episode," this aristocratic killer Intrigued and perplexed O'Connell--to the point where the writer befriends him and struggles to peel back the layers of his strange obsession, grappling with both the bizarre relationship he's formed with Macarthur and the infuriating details the killer chooses to disclose.

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ISBN: 9780385547628
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Published: Doubleday - June 27th, 2023

Tangled Vines by John Glatt

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Just when I thought I knew all there is to know about the Murdaugh murders, John Glatt comes back with details the documentaries left out. Alex Murdaugh, who grew up in one of the south’s most influential and powerful families, believes himself to be untouchable. But after a slew of wrongful deaths and coverups, this man who thought he could get away with anything--even the murder of his own wife and child—is finally served justice. Glatt’s writing is clear, concise, and the easiest way to follow this truly tangled case

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ISBN: 9781250283481
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Published: St. Martin's Press - August 8th, 2023