War and an Irish Town (Hardcover)

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"Few could quarrel with the publisher's description of this as a classic." --Books Ireland

"So honest, so human and so readable." --Irish Times

McCann's account of what it is like to grow up a Catholic in a Northern Irish ghetto--first published in 1974--quickly became a classic account of the feelings generated by British rule. The author was at the center 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.

About the Author

Eamonn McCann has been campaigning for social justice in Derry for more than 40 years. A lifelong socialist and trades unionist, he is a member of the National Executive of the NUJ and of the Northern Ireland Committee of the ICTU. He has campaigned against militarism and war since the days of CND and the Vietnam protests, and was among those who successfully took non-violent direct action against the bomb-makers Raytheon. He is chairman of the Bloody Sunday Trust and a member of Amnesty International and of the Rail lobby, Into the West.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781608465675
ISBN-10: 1608465675
Publisher: Haymarket Books
Publication Date: November 13th, 2018
Pages: 330
Language: English