'An essential reference work for those interested in the roots of the conflict in the North.' Irish Post
'So honest, so human and so readable.' Irish Times
'If you read no other book on modern Ireland you should read this one.' New Society
Eamonn McCann's account of what it is like to grow up a Catholic in a Northern Irish ghetto was first published in 1974. It quickly became a recognised as a classic account of the feelings generated by British rule. The author was at the centre of events in Derry which first brought Northern Ireland to world attention. He witnessed the gradual transformation of the civil rights movement from a mild campaign for 'British Democracy' to an all-out military assault on the British state. This new edition updates the last edition (1980) with an additional introduction covering the last thirteen years. War and an Irish Town is a trenchant, powerful narrative which reaches an unequivocal conclusion: 'There can be no internal solution to the Northern Ireland problem. The existence of the northern state is the problem'.
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Eamonn McCann is an Irish journalist. He stood as a Labour candidate in the Stormont election in 1969 and as an Independent Socialist candidate in the Westminster election in 1970.
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Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, 1974. Book Condition: Fair. N/A. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP66057205
Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: Fair. A readable copy of the book which may include some defects such as highlighting and notes. Cover and pages may be creased and show discolouration. Bookseller Inventory # GOR001381926
Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, 1974. Book Condition: Poor. This is an ex-library book and may have the usual library/used-book markings inside.This book has soft covers. In poor condition, suitable as a reading copy. Bookseller Inventory # 4877413
Book Description Book Condition: acceptable. 136 Gramm. Bookseller Inventory # M00140523073-B
Book Description Penguin, Harmondsworth, 1974. Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. First Edition. 256pp First edition of classic Marxist account of the "Troubles". Author is still a political activist. Bookseller Inventory # 074263
Book Description Penguin, UK, 1974. Soft cover. Book Condition: Good. Bookseller Inventory # 28194
Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, Harmondsworth, Middlesex, UK, 1974. Paper Back. Book Condition: Good. The cover is rubbed, has a lightly creased front corner and has scuffed edges. The page edges are somewhat tanned with minor foxing. 255 pages. Size: Size C: 6"-7" Tall (151-177mm). Bookseller Inventory # 140902
Book Description Penguin, London, 1974. Paperback. Book Condition: Good. First Edition. An ageing, but firm straight book. Scan available. Bookseller Inventory # 017787