MARGARET THATCHER, THE IRA, AND THE TWO MINUTES THAT CHANGED HISTORY
Say Nothing meets The Day of the Jackal in this gripping and illuminating story about a history-changing moment of violence. Margaret Thatcher, the IRA, a lethal explosion, and the epic manhunt that followed–a Guardian journalist brings all of this together in the first full-length book about the 1984 Brighton Bombing.
The story of how the IRA almost killed Thatcher and her party’s top leaders. In an attack linked to the Northern Ireland Troubles.
I’m not sure I thought anyone could write an unbiased account of this but this author has done just that.
The events take place in Brighton. After decades of Irish citizens fighting for their freedom, the assassination of Lord Mountbatten, and Thatcher dismissing the hunger strike by prisoners leading to ten deaths. The air was thick with resentment and tensions ran high.
The Brighton plot, among all of the other drama going on, led to a dramatic showdown with a famous and infamous cast.
This may be a nonfiction book but it reads much like a thriller!
I have always wanted to know more about this event and now I do. What an excellent piece of journalism. Well-researched and well written.
NetGalley/April 4, 2023, Penguin Group Putnam
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