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    DescriptionThe H Block protest is one of the strangest and most controversial issues in the tragic history of Northern Ireland. Republican prisoners, convicted of grave crimes through special courts and ruthless interrogation procedures, campaigned for political status by refusing to wear prison clothes and daubing their cell with excrement.Were they properly convicted criminals, or martyrs to political injustice? In a masterpiece of investigative journalism, Coogan provides us with the only first-hand account of the protest. His investigation led deep into the social, cultural, and economic maze of Northern Ireland's history to give readers an unmatched analysis of a troubled place and its sorrowful history.


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    Title
    On the Blanket
    Subtitle
    The Inside Story of the IRA Prisoners' "Dirty" Protest
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Tim Pat Coogan
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 304
    Width: 150 mm
    Height: 231 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 227 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780312295134
    ISBN 10: 0312295138
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25500
    B&T Book Type: NF
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 04
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    Libri: I-HP
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET090
    Ingram Theme: CULT/IRELND
    B&T General Subject: 431
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 15
    BISAC V2.8: HIS018000, POL004000
    B&T Merchandise Category: POD
    BISAC V2.8: POL010000
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/LATE20
    BISAC V2.8: POL009000
    DC22: 941.60824
    LC subject heading: , , ,
    LC classification: DA990.U46 C6825 2002
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC region code: 1.1.2.4.0.0.0
    Edition
    1
    Publisher
    St. Martin's Press
    Imprint name
    Palgrave MacMillan
    Publication date
    17 August 2002
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Author Information
    Tim Pat Coogan is one of the best known journalists and historians in Ireland. Former editor of the "Irish Press," his books include "The Troubles," "The IRA," and "Wherever Green is Worn."
    Review quote
    "From the very first sentence, it grips as it horrifies. One would have to be extremely insensitive or extremely prejudiced to fail to be moved by it." --"The Irish Times" "A must for anyone interested in the contemporary history of Anglo-Irish relations." --Sean MacBride, Winner of the Nobel Peace Prize