Living with Ghosts: The Inside Story from a 'Troubles' Mind

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Living with Ghosts: The Inside Story from a 'Troubles' Mind

Living with Ghosts: The Inside Story from a 'Troubles' Mind

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In Living With Ghosts renowned veteran journalist Brian Rowan retraces his steps through Northern Ireland's conflict years, as he bravely delves into the darkness of those times. I hope that our political leaders do something, even at those late stage to address this, but I am no more convinced that they will do so, than the author will seek the help he needs! Living with Ghosts is a deeply personal account of one man’s doubts and decisions, and the challenges of reporting a war on his doorstep. In his career Rowan walks along the thinnest of lines on a path where morals and ethics and principles are blurred, and his mind becomes tortured. Published not long after the signing of the Belfast Agreement, David McVea and David McKittrick’s Making Sense of the Troubles has become a staple general history of the three-decade-long Northern Ireland conflict.

Ferdinand Mount opens up a fascinating exploration of how and why Caesars seize power and why they fall.I would be interested to discuss with him whether he "deserves" to be at peace, or whether, like many reflective former combatants, he carries thes memories with him penitentially like the chains on Marley's ghost. This is a highly subjective, personal account of his interactions during key events, but as such, is probably interesting to only him. Rowan, a former longstanding BBC Northern Ireland security correspondent, was ever-present on TV screens during the final bloody years of the Troubles, then through tortuous years of wrangling over decommissioning.

For many of us who have lived through the troubles, the past is something we’ve tried to forget, move on from, suppress. He goes deep into his contacts with the IRA, the loyalist organisations, MI5, Special Branch, the army and the many other players in the conflict period. His story takes us beyond the often-strict boundaries of the news into the dilemmas, arguments and fears behind its scenes. Living with Ghosts is a moving and deeply personal account of one man's doubts and decisions, and the challenges of reporting a war on his doorstep.Exploring everything from eradicated black history to the inextricable link between class and race, Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race is the essential handbook for anyone who wants to understand race relations in Britain today. Brian Rowan’s intense new book, Living with Ghosts, might be said to be in disagreement with the title of the earlier work.

The 103 third parties who use cookies on this service do so for their purposes of displaying and measuring personalized ads, generating audience insights, and developing and improving products. The minuscule geography of Northern Ireland is also ever present, the pressure of moving around Belfast – by any measure not a big city – surrounded in the 1980s and 1990s not just by looming hills, but army watchtowers and helicopters.

The depiction tells little of the real story of the events and concentrates on his personal feelings and psyche, which frankly, are his own business. Across its pages, veteran journalist Brian Rowan retraces his steps back through the tunnel of Northern Ireland's conflict years and into the darkness of those times. In Living With Ghosts renowned veteran journalist Brian Rowan retraces his steps through Northern Ireland’s conflict years, as he bravely delves into the darkness of those times.



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