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Belfast Diary: War as a Way of Life Paperback – 1 Mar 1989

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Product details

  • Paperback: 220 pages
  • Publisher: Beacon Press; Reprinted edition edition (Mar. 1989)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0807002054
  • ISBN-13: 978-0807002056
  • Product Dimensions: 22.6 x 15 x 1.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 4,028,297 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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For those puzzled by Northern Ireland, "Belfast Diary" offers a well-written, sympathetic and clear-eyed view."--New York Times Book Review"
"Mr. Conroy's account is suffused with an ominous tension. . . . He eschews the reductive, and succeeds in mounting a disturbing case." "--New Yorker"
"A sensitive and perceptive chronicle . . ." "--London Times" --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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I would be grateful to hear comments from readers. I'd particularly like to know how you heard about my book, where you found it, and what you liked and didn't like about it. My e-mail address is JConroy329@aol.com Many thanks, John Conroy --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Format: Hardcover
I bought this after reading Conroy's other even more excellent Unspeakable Acts, Ordinary People. He is a wonderful writer, and I am shocked both that he hasn't published more and that these books are out of print.

Belfast diary was heartbreaking, funny, horrifying and beautifully written. I cannot vouch for authenticity and thankfully it is now more of a historical document than a current affair piece of journalism, but in the heated atmosphere of NI, this is a candid, generous, outside view of what was going on, from somebody who didn't have a dog in the fight apart from a feeling of empathy for his fellow humans.

If you can find it second hand, or a library, read it. It would be wonderful if an electronic edition were available.
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Format: Paperback
I loved this book. It was a very interesting story of an American journalist who placed himself on the front line of the conflict in Belfast. While attempting to blend in, he finds himself being questioned by both sides of the "peace wall." He even has an interesting run-in with the IRA. This book is a good read as well as very informative.
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I found this book at the library in 1993, and have never forgotten it. I had just met an Irish man with a limp, and became interested in learning more about his homeland. I wish I'd read this book before hand, I would have had so many questions for him.
Before reading the book, I had no knowledge of Ireland, the "troubles", the land, or the people and their suffering. I probably wouldn't have finished reading if I had checked out a stale text book or history book. The author's style made all the difference.
All the facts I was hoping to learn were here-woven throughout first-hand accounts from people born and raised in Ireland.
I couldn't stop reading; amazing, since I usually find only fiction this captivating.
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Conroy recounts his experiences as an American journalist living in Belfast. He masterfully intertwines his spellbinding experiences with the history of "the troubles" in Northern Ireland. This is a superior book for the history reluctant or adversed. Engaging, gripping and intelligent, it is hard to put this book down. This is a "must read" for those preparing to travel to Northern Ireland or those who want to develop a better understanding of the complexities, emotions, history and politics of this divided people. Conroy's insights will expand the readers appreciation of current events in Northern, Ireland.
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