• The Year of Disappearances: Political Killings in Cork 1921-1922 by Gerard Murphy

The Year of Disappearances: Political Killings in Cork 1921-1922 by Gerard Murphy

Title:The Year of Disappearances: Political Killings in Cork 1921-1922 by Gerard Murphy
Author:Gerard Murphy
Publisher:Gill
ISBN 10:0717147487
ISBN 13:9780717147489
Number of Pages:352
Year Published:

Book Summary

The Year of Disapperances uncovers a web of suspicion and paranoia that led to scores of men and boys being abducted from their homes before being executed as `enemies of the Republic' and their bodies buried. While some of this took place during the War of Independence, most of it happened the following year, during the so-called `Cork Republic'. The net result was to change the demographic of the south-eastern corner of the city for ever, with hundreds of families fleeing and up to fifty individuals buried in unmarked graves in surrounding areas.

Using a wide range of previously untapped sources, Murphy shines new light on one of the darker episodes of twentieth-century Irish history. The Year of Disappearances is a ground-breaking book that deepens our knowledge and understanding of the War of Independence. It subverts many myths, and examines realities long hidden.

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