Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland

Patrick Radden Keefe (2019) [Amazon]

I wrote about the book, Say Nothing, in WITI earlier this year, but wanted to formally recommend it to people who have recently started reading the newsletter. Patrick Radden Keefe is a masterful researcher and brings new facts that illustrate the Troubles in Northern Ireland. His reporting was assisted by a very secret series of documents held under lock and key at Boston College as part of an oral history they began developing in the early 2000s. In addition, he got people to talk that had kept their lips sealed for a long time. As the book title suggests, these were people that would normally say nothing. One of the best reads of the year for me.

(CJN - 10/23/2019)