This is the first account written about the 1980/1981 hunger strikes inside the maze prison and is a good starting point for anyone wanting to study the subject in depth.
Since david beresford wrote the book in the 1980s there has been several bits of new evidence that has come to light and accusations made by men against each other who where once former comrades and this alone makes the hunger strikesof 1981 one of the most fascinating,as well as one of the most dark and turbulent times in recent irish history.
This book only scrapes the surface of the hunger strikes since these recent allegations and counter allegations have been made by men who were actively involved in the strike against certain members of there outside leadership and the republican leadership within the prison
An easy read and well written acccount that will leave you wanting to read into and study this explosive subject more closely,and with the amount of new material now available for reading on the subject you wont have to look far to do this. 5/5