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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His story takes us beyond the often strict boundaries of the news into the very real dilemmas and fears behind its scenes. 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. This is a highly subjective, personal account of his interactions during key events, but as such, is probably interesting to only him. This book is a memoir of those encounters and analysis of their meaning at many years’ remove, but also an insight into their psychological impact on the author. Blood and Oil is the explosive untold story of how Mohammed bin Salman and his entourage grabbed power in the Middle East and acquired a network of Western allies - including well-known US bankers, Hollywood figures, and politicians - all eager to help the charming and crafty crown prince.

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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. I have long respected Brian Rowan’s work and enjoyed this book which explores the unreported world of the troubles; the secrets, the corruption, the lies, and the struggles.To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. 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. 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. Through astonishing interviews with powerful insiders, Blood and Oil tells how MBS's cabal played the Saudi economy and capitalised on the omnipotence of feudal power while effectively stamping out dissent, before allegations of his extreme brutality and excess began to slip out.

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. 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. 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. In reality, every democracy, however sophisticated or stable it may look, has been attacked or actually destroyed by a would-be Caesar, from Ancient Greece to the present day. There is no doubt that, in many ways, this is a written form of PTSD, but I suspect Barney recognises that this, and the circumstances that produced it are not, and should not be accepted as normal, even though he might wonder what life would be like without these ghosts.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. 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. For many of us who have lived through the troubles, the past is something we’ve tried to forget, move on from, suppress. The saga of Boris Johnson and Brexit frequently crops up in this author's narrative as a vivid, if Lilliputian instance of the same phenomenon.

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. 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, and he joins the dots on a journey out of 'war' that has not yet found peace of mind. 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.You can change your choices at any time by visiting Cookie preferences, as described in the Cookie notice. The sense from reading Rowan’s memoir of reporting on the conflict, its resolution and aftermath is that it might never make sense. It includes dramatic moments like Rowan’s transportation, with his eyes taped, to an IRA safe house to be briefed my men in balaclavas about the circumstances surrounding the murders of three men Rowan and his crew had reported on the previous evening, alleged security service informants whose naked bodies were discarded by roadsides in south Armagh. If you've ever wondered what would happen if limitless money met limitless power, wonder no longer, it's all here.



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