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1972 (2005) [Novel]
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Series: Irish Century
Part: 4

Summary (From the publisher):

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.

A chronicle of life in Ireland between 1950 and 1972, through Barry's journey the novel gives a clear understanding of social changes, pressure points, and vivid moments of historical importance. Clear parallels are drawn to the American civil rights movements of the 1960s, which in part motivated the patriotic and oppressed Irish Catholics. At the same time, there is the continuation of the family saga that links all the volumes of this series, and a passionate romance for Barry.

Original title: 1972: A Novel of Ireland's Unfinished Revolution
Original languages: English

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Genre: FictionHistoricalSagas
FictionHistoricalEuropeanBritish IslesIreland

Edition #1: 1972

1972 (2005)
Edition Details:

Language: English

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1972 (February 2006)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Tor Books
ISBN: 9780812577853
Pages: 416

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