Ten Men Dead: The Story of the 1981 Irish Hunger Strike

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Grafton, 1987 - Convicts - 432 pages
In 1981 ten men starved themselves to death inside the walls of Long Kesh prison in Belfast. While a stunned world watched and distraught family members kept bedside vigils, one "soldier" after another slowly went to his death in an attempt to make Margaret Thatcher's government recognize them as political prisoners rather than common criminals.
Drawing extensively on secret IRA documents and letters from the prisoners smuggled out at the time, David Beresford tells the gripping story of these strikers and their devotion to the cause. An intensely human story, "Ten Men Dead" offers a searing portrait of strife-torn Ireland, of the IRA, and the passions -- on both sides -- that Republicanism arouses.

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This is a very good account of the Hunger Strike. All of the participants are profiled in good detail and Beresford writes in a very fluid and entertaining style. The book demonstrates how utterly ... Read full review

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In conjunction with re-reading the history of the 1981 IRA/INLA hunger strike in Northern Ireland's Long Kesh prison I happened to look through youtubes's archives--the as yet to be released (in the ... Read full review

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