By Eamonn McCann
Eamonn McCann's War & An Irish Town was first published by Penguin in 1974. It quickly became the classic account of how it feels to grow up a Catholic in a Northern Irish ghetto, and how such feelings are created and recreated by British rule.
In this new edition Eamonn McCann takes the story up to the end of the seventies, adding to the personal memoir and the political analysis of the first edition, a new and substantial appraisal of the Provos and their critics. It is an important statement by an outstanding writer and journalist.