Killing Rage has ratings and 49 reviews. Thedailyloaf said: quite possibly one of the most disturbing books regarding the Troubles. it is the autobio. Some time in the coming weeks Eamon Collins would have received compensation for injuries received when he was knocked down by. Co-written by former journalist Mick McGovern, ‘Killing Rage’ tells the story of Eamon Collins’s short but eventful life in the IRA during the late.
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Holds lots of lessons One of the killnig disturbing to read about was the murder of Norman Hanna. The book sucks you in so that you sympathize with the man during whatever period he describes. Account Options Sign in. And the backtracking is frustrating, because just stop – you can’t be tried for these crimes again. Another influence upon his radicalization at this time was a Law tutor at university who had persuaded him that the newly formed Provisional Irish Republican Army was a means of opposing British military presence tage Ulster, as well as a vehicle for Marxist revolutionary politics, in line with the radical ideological expression of a younger generation in the late s – early s that were now replacing an old guard of a movement that had engaged in little more than petty acts of Fenian paramilitary activity ki,ling the ss.
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The Republicans are so wrapped up in their ideology that they’re unreachable. Selected pages Title Page.
It’s a great, great work and one I am constantly recommending. May 16, Charlie rated it really liked it Shelves: He was moved to an area where the other supergrasses were kept.
I had really looked forward to reading it and when I was done I felt that I had wasted my time and money. The Killing of Ivan Toombs. Not satisfied with this, he annoyed the IRA command structure in Crumlin Road gaol by refusing to kow-tow to them and constantly reminding them of the bankruptcy of their terrorist actions.
At the same time in the media he called for the re-introduction of Internment after the Omagh bombing for those continuing to engage in such acts;  published newspaper articles openly denouncing and ridiculing the fringe Real IRA’s attempts to re-ignite paramilitary warfare in Ulster, alongside publicly analyzing his own past role in such activity, and the damage that it had caused on a personal and social level to the two communities of Ulster.
Their Justice and Ours. Such criticism from someone so deeply embedded in the organisation is priceless.
It gives you the perspective of the author at various points in his life, from his young and relatively carefree days, to the period when his faith in the system were shattered, to his idealistic days where he considered himself a committed revolutionary, to the period when he began to become disillusioned raeg the IRA and their tactics, to the period when broke under interrogation and turned on his comrades, and even up to the period when he is older and has gained a new perspective on literally everything family, life, politics, war, violence, crime, etc.
After a traditional Irish wakewith a closed coffin necessitated due to the damage to his face,  and a funeral service at St. Took a while to read this one. The account takes the reader on the full journey from idealist revolutionary to disillusionment This book is a well written and insightful account of a man’s journey from someone with hardened revolutionary ideals to one who has become disillusioned with armed struggle. Jan 27, eamoj Eamon Collins, 45, was kilking and stabbed beyond recognition on a country road just outside Newry a short distance from his home in a suspected revenge attack for turning supergrass.
He was incarcerated in specialized protective custody, along with other paramilitaries who had after arrest given evidence against their organizations, in the Crumlin Road Prison in Belfast from to Over people have died in Northern Ireland sinceand most of them have died at the hands of their neighbours.
Eamon Collins murder: police arrest man in South Armagh
Following the publication of the book, and while continuing to live in a nationalist area of Newry, Eamon Collins spoke out on paramilitary violence and the fragile peace in the North of Ireland.
I hated this book. The most touching part was his process of separation from the organization and all of the experiences that that included–prison time, loyalties and friendships collinss, etc.
Eamon Collins was an educated, intelligent and coklins working person.
His planning was directly responsible for at least five murders, including that of the Ulster Defence Regiment Maj. Jul 10, Lauren rated it really liked it.
He goes on to explain colliins he did during his time with the IRA aemon those that he met in their ranks. But I understand ho I wish I could do a half star because this book was pretty good–informative, entertaining, thought-provoking, but ultimately, not something I’ll draw back on very often I don’t think.
The reader gets the feeling of receiving a full account, but Collins hinted in interviews that this was only a sample of what he got up to. Trivia About Killing Rage. I liked hearing the real account of someone’s experience in the IRA and what all that entailed philosophically in addition to the duties.
Collins detailed his life in the IRA in the critically acclaimed book Killing Rage, collinss explained how he set up work colleagues for assassination. Read it and gain an understanding of the Troubles, to the point where you feel like there’s no hope; and then follow Eamon’s path to rejecting the republican movement altogether.
Jun 16, John rated it it was amazing Shelves: Collins was ultimately concerned with his own self preservation. I have no doubt the IRA were involved in his murder. After several years in Dublin, he subsequently moved to Edinburgh, Scotland for a period, where he ran a youth centre.