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The Year of Disappearances

Author : Gerard Murphy
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‘Every spy who was shot in Cork was buried so that nothing was known about them. They just disappeared.’ These are the words of an IRA commander recalling the War of Independence in Cork city. The Year of Disappearances examines this claim and others like it. It uncovers a web of suspicion and paranoia that led to scores of men and boys being abducted from their homes before being executed as ‘enemies of the Republic’ and their bodies buried. While some of this took place during the War of Independence, most of it happened the following year, during the so-called ‘Cork Republic’. The net result was to change the demographic of the south-eastern corner of the city for ever, with hundreds of families fleeing and up to fifty individuals buried in unmarked graves in surrounding areas. Using a wide range of previously untapped sources, Murphy shines new light on one of the darker episodes of twentieth-century Irish history.

The Year of Disappearances

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Teenage vampire Ari follows the presidential campaign from within her journalism class and forms suspicions about a lead candidate.

The Great Cover Up

Author : Gerard Murphy
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Why were both sides of the Civil War divide so evasive when it came to the death of Michael Collins? Why were they still trying to effect cover-ups as late as the 1960s? Determined to find the truth despite the trails of deception left by many of the key players, Gerard Murphy, a scientist, looked in detail at the evidence. Previous researchers have tended to concentrate on the reminiscences of survivors. Murphy instead focuses on information that appeared in the immediate wake of the ambush, before attempts could be made to conceal the truth. He also examines newly released material, and has carried out a forensic analysis of the ambush site based on photographic evidence of the aftermath recently discovered in a Dublin attic. These investigations have unearthed significant new evidence, overlooked for almost a century, that seriously questions the version of events currently accepted by historians.

The Kindness of Strangers

Author : Gerard Murphy
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The Kindness of Strangers is an anti-war novel set during the Irish War of Independence. It is a follow-up to Murphy's controversial book The Year of Disappearances (Gill and Macmillan, 2010), his groundbreaking historical account of civilian killings in Cork during the conflict. This took as its starting point the operation of an IRA death squad outside Cork city whose job it was to make sure enemies of the Republic were to disappear and never be seen again. The Kindness of Strangers describes what it was like to be part of this squad, who ran an underground prison, a vault in a graveyard which they called 'Sing Sing', in which prisoners were held before being executed and buried. Seen through the eyes of its most vulnerable member and closely based on historical accounts, this is a harrowing tale of midnight killings and casual brutality. It is an intimate account of secret executions and the grim reality of war. Though its subject matter is man's inhumanity to man, the book is saved from the bleakness of its subject matter by the quality of the writing and by the decency of its main protagonist, a boy clearly out of his depth in the world he is now inhabiting. This is a novel on the tragedy of war.

The Nautical Almanac and Astronomical Ephemeris for the Year

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Cigar leaf marketing

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Stop the Killings Abductions and Involuntary Or Enforced Disappearances in the Philippines

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The Phenomenon of Involuntary Disappearances

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Disappearances and Arbitrary Arrests in the Armed Conflict with Huthi Rebels in Yemen

Author : Human Rights Watch (Organization)
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Yemen's security forces have carried out hundreds of arbitrary arrests and dozens of enforced disappearances of civilians in the context of its armed conflict with rebels known as Huthis in the northern governorate of Sa'da. The Huthis, named after their original leader, took up arms in 2004 when the government closed their Zaidi Shi'a religious schools. Among those detained were family members held as hostages, others apparently arrested for their religious activism, and civilians held on suspicion of sympathizing with the Huthis. Since 2007, the authorities have also targeted people who published critical news about the conflict. Following a ceasefire in July 2008, Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh announced the release of some Zaidi prisoners, but an unknown number remain detained and new arrests have taken place. This report documents the ease and impunity with which security forces arbitrarily arrest and sometimes "disappear" persons. In nearly all cases, officials did not identify themselves or inform the detainee or his family why or where he was being taken. Most detainees, when they reappeared, have done so at the Political Security Organization, the domestic intelligence agency linked to the president's office. The report calls for independent investigations into human rights violations and the prosecution of those responsible -- and for the Yemeni government to take immediate measures to end the practice of enforced disappearances, to release all persons arbitrarily arrested and detained, and to promptly try persons charged with a cognizable criminal offense in a fair trial meeting international standards.

Report of the Station for the Year Ending June 30 1951

Author : Arthur Hawkins
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Mergers in American Industry 1946 1954

Author : John Stephen Dydo
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Disappearances

Author : Carol A. Fuchs
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Explores the mysteries of the Bermuda Triangle, the kidnapping of a New Hampshire couple by a UFO, the lost colony of Roanoke, the Vikings in America, and the lost civilization of the Maya.

The House of Disappearances

Author : Chester K. Steele
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An Almanack for the Year of Our Lord

Author : Joseph Whitaker
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Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2006

Author : United States. Dept. of State
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Algeria Time for Reckoning

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"Algerian security forces made 'disappear' at least 7,000 persons, more than the number recorded in any other country during the past decade except wartime Bosnia, Human Rights Watch said in a new report. To date, the Algerian authorities have utterly failed to investigate these 'disappearances' or to provide families with answers about the fate of their loved ones. None of the missing has returned and no one has been held accountable for their 'disappearance.' The report, Time for Reckoning: Enforced Disappearances in Algeria, also accuses armed groups that call themselves Islamist of kidnapping perhaps thousands of Algerians during the armed strife that ravaged the country since the early 1990s and cost over 100,000 lives. These armed groups, as well as state security services that carried out massive 'disappearances, ' are guilty of crimes against humanity and should benefit neither from any amnesty or statute of limitations. At a time when Algerian authorities are seeking warmer relations with the United States and European Union, there are indications they want to 'turn the page' on this problem. Notably, the new human rights commissioner, appointed by President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, has spoken about a possible official apology and compensation to the families, but also amnesty for perpetrators."--Publisher website.

Individual Recognition of Cetaceans

Author : Philip S. Hammond
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Incorporates the proceedings of the symposium and workshop on individual recognition and the estimation of cetacean population parameters held in La Jolla California, April 1988. Emphasis on photo-identification techniques.

Year Book Covering the Year

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Statutory Rules Made Under Commonwealth Acts During the Year

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The Dairy Situation

Author : Australia. Bureau of Agricultural Economics
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