Bloody Sunday by Douglas Murray

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The report of the Saville inquiry into Bloody Sunday runs to some 5,000 pages, so Douglas Murray's purpose in this well-written and balanced account is to digest its findings and make them better known.
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For almost forty years the events of 'Bloody Sunday' on January 30 1972, have been the subject of intense claim and counter-claim. In 1998 Tony Blair attempted to settle the controversy by commissioning a fresh inquiry. The longest, most thorough and costly inquiry in legal history, the details of the Saville Inquiry are hardly known. Douglas Murray followed the Inquiry daily, almost from the beginning, hoping to find a story. Instead, he found hundreds. In this book he tells these stories - the stories of the individuals involved in the terrible events of that defining day. This book is not only about a terrible event and it is not just about a process of justice. It is about the efforts of a group of people to arrive at truth and a country's effort - three decades on - at a painful and perhaps incomplete reconciliation.
 

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Douglas Murray: Douglas Murray is a best-selling author and award winning political journalist based in London. Since 2007 he has been the Director of the Centre for Social Cohesion in London.
 
Published November 14, 2011 by Biteback Publishing. 338 pages
Genres: History, Travel, Biographies & Memoirs. Non-fiction
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Reviewed by Ian Pindar on Nov 13 2012

The report of the Saville inquiry into Bloody Sunday runs to some 5,000 pages, so Douglas Murray's purpose in this well-written and balanced account is to digest its findings and make them better known.

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