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The Volunteer By Shane Paul O'Doherty

The Volunteer
by Shane Paul O'Doherty

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In 1974, Shane O'Doherty received 30 life sentences for IRA letter-bomb offences. After 15 months in prison, he reached the conclusion that violence was utterly wrong. This autobiography offers both a portrait of an IRA terrorist and a plea for an end to the continuing atrocities.
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The Volunteer: A Former IRA Man's True Story by Shane Paul O'Doherty

In 1974, at the age of 20, Shane O'Doherty was sentenced to 30 life sentences at the Old Bailey. He was a terrorist who, single-handedly, had conducted a letter-bomb campaign on behalf of the IRA, during which two people had lost their hands and a further ten were injured in other ways. Previously, O'Doherty had been the IRA's chief bomb-maker. After 15 months in prison, and with the help of Quaker literature, he reached the conclusion that violence was utterly wrong. He declared his new-found pacifism in a letter to the Londonderry Press, and requested - and was allowed - to send apologies to his victims. He was eventually released from prison in 1989. In this book, O'Doherty provides an "anatomy" of an IRA terrorist and pleads for a cessation of the continuing atrocities.

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Table of Contents


Forever an usurpation; show them who's master; my patriotic excess; bloody Sunday; London bombings; breach of the ceasefire; prison years.

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GOR000969226
The Volunteer: A Former IRA Man's True Story by Shane Paul O'Doherty
Shane Paul O'Doherty
Used - Very Good
Paperback
HarperCollins Publishers
1993-09-16
204
0006276156
9780006276159
N/A
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