Good Friday: The Death of Irish Republicanism

2 customer reviews
ISBN-13: 978-1932982749
ISBN-10: 1932982744
Why is ISBN important?
ISBN
This bar-code number lets you verify that you're getting exactly the right version or edition of a book. The 13-digit and 10-digit formats both work.
Scan an ISBN with your phone
Use the Amazon App to scan ISBNs and compare prices.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Buy used
$6.13
Buy new
$18.91
More Buying Choices
8 New from $17.19 12 Used from $6.13
Free Two-Day Shipping for College Students with Amazon Student Free%20Two-Day%20Shipping%20for%20College%20Students%20with%20Amazon%20Student


InterDesign Brand Store Awareness Rent Textbooks
$18.91 FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Temporarily out of stock. Order now and we'll deliver when available. We'll e-mail you with an estimated delivery date as soon as we have more information. Your account will only be charged when we ship the item. Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.

Frequently Bought Together

Good Friday: The Death of Irish Republicanism + A Secret History of the IRA + Voices from the Grave: Two Men's War in Ireland
Price for all three: $51.12

Some of these items ship sooner than the others.

Buy the selected items together

Editorial Reviews

Review

"...As a historian, former member of the IRA and a onetime party activist with extensive contacts...few have been better placed than McIntyre to examine and evaluate the transformation of a political movement from armed insurrectionists to tame reformists...There is...irreverence in McIntyre's writing that places some of his best pieces in the rascally company of other Irish enragés such as Swift, Shaw and Behan..." --Tommy McKearney, journalist, organiser, former member of the IRA

"Highly intelligent, honest and original. McIntyre's book should be read by anyone with an interest in modern Irish republicanism." --Richard English, author of Armed Struggle: The History of the IRA

About the Author

Former IRA volunteer and ex-prisoner, spent 18 years in Long Kesh, 4 years on the blanket and no-wash/no work protests which led to the hunger strikes of the 80s. Completed Phd at Queens upon release from prison. Left the Republican Movement at the endorsement of the Good Friday Agreement, and went on to become a journalist. Co-founder of The Blanket, an online magazine that critically analyzed the Irish peace process.
NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE


Best Books of the Month
Best Books of the Month
Want to know our Editors' picks for the best books of the month? Browse Best Books of the Month, featuring our favorite new books in more than a dozen categories.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Ausubo Press (August 18, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1932982744
  • ISBN-13: 978-1932982749
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 5.8 x 8.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,245,154 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Former IRA volunteer and ex-prisoner, spent 18 years in Long Kesh, 4 years on the blanket and no-wash/no work protests which led to the hunger strikes of the 80s. Completed PhD at Queens upon release from prison. Left the Republican Movement at the endorsement of the Good Friday Agreement, and went on to become a journalist. Co-founder of The Blanket, an online magazine that critically analyzed the Irish peace process.

Customer Reviews

5 star
100%
4 star
0%
3 star
0%
2 star
0%
1 star
0%
See both customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

9 of 13 people found the following review helpful By John L Murphy TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on November 16, 2008
Format: Paperback
As an ex-IRA "blanketman," already imprisoned in his teens, interned for 17 years at Long Kesh, Anthony McIntyre knows his subject by having lived most of his life as a volunteer. After prison, he earned a Ph.D. in political science at Queen's. This Belfast native collects various articles and interviews from the past decade or so that list the deathbed rattles and defiant ralliery of Sinn Féin, the IRA, and the stalemated peace process after the 1998 Good Friday Agreement. The chicanery with which this deal was finagled to a rank-and-file previously misled about the continuation of their armed struggle led to McIntyre's break with the "Republican Movement" at least as constituted under the control of Gerry Adams, Martin McGuinness, and their devoted cadre.

Becoming a leading voice for those who disagreed, not for a return to the "physical-force tradition" but a renewal of the ideals which the IRA he and others joined had abandoned, Dr McIntyre combines two rarely encountered areas of expertise. As an insider, he betters the academics and reporters in relating the perspective of an Irish republican who's proven his credibility on the blanket. As a commentator, he's able to silence the "militant Republicans of the verbal type" eager to perch on barstools or boast to the naive their exploits, fueled with Dutch courage.

Admirably given his doctoral competence, McIntyre never lapses into jargon (although "etiology" escaped onto his keyboard once). He avoids sounding sanctimonious or overbearing.
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
5 of 7 people found the following review helpful By W. Denis Hanley on August 22, 2012
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I had been reluctant to expose myself to opposing views of the current Sinn Fein leadership. Case in point, it has taken me several years after the publication date to purchase and read Mr McIntyre's book. As events transpire, I am compelled to ponder why the PSNI/Unionist government is allowed to raid homes, harass certain republicans, re-introduce internment, and imprison McGeough, Price, Corey and others with virtually no reproach from Adams/McGuinness.
After reading Mr McIntyre's book, it has become clear that not only is the PSNI allowed to run roughshod as they please, it seems to be with the approval and at times direction of Adams/McGuinness, all in an attempt to gain further political favor from the Unionists.
I may be inclined to turn a blind eye if tangible results were realized (The Orange Order is STILL allowed to march through Nationalist/Republican neighborhoods?? ), but real results seem to be elusive.

This book is a must read in order to gain a more complete and rounded comprehension of the opinions of those who have spent their lives immersed in republicanism.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again