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That's That

A Memoir
Broderick, Colin (Book - 2013)
That's That
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Random House, Inc.
How can we know who we are if we do not understand where we came from?

Colin Broderick grew up in Northern Ireland during the period of heightened tension and violence known as the Troubles. Broderick's Catholic family lived in County Tyrone --the heart of rebel country. In That’s That, he brings us into this world and delivers a deeply personal account of what it was like to come of age in the midst of a war that dragged on for over two decades. We watch as he and his brothers play ball with the neighbor children over a fence for years, but are never allowed to play together because it is forbidden. We see him struggle to understand why young men from his community often just disappear. And we feel his frustration when he is held at gunpoint at various military checkpoints in the North. At the center of his world—and this story—is Colin’s mother. Desperate to protect her children from harm, she has little patience for Colin’s growing need to experience and understand all that is happening around them. Spoken with stern finality, "That's that" became the refrain of Colin's childhood.

The first book to paint a detailed depiction of Northern Ireland's Troubles, That’s That is told in the wry, memorable voice of a man who's finally come to terms with his past.

Baker & Taylor
Revisits the author's childhood in Northern Ireland--the heart of rebel country--during the period of heightened tension and violence known as the Troubles as he and his brothers struggled to understand the events happening around them only to be told by their mother that "That's that." Original.

Authors: Broderick, Colin
Title: That's that
a memoir
Publisher: New York :, Broadway Paperbacks,, [2013]
Edition: First edition
Characteristics: 359 pages ; 21 cm
Content Type: text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
ISBN: 0307716333
9780307716330
Statement of Responsibility: Colin Broderick
Copyright Date: ©2013
Subject Headings: Northern Ireland History 1969-1994 Biography Catholics Northern Ireland Tyrone Biography Tyrone (Northern Ireland) Biography Tyrone (Northern Ireland) Social life and customs 20th century Tyrone (Northern Ireland) Social conditions 20th century BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs Social conflict Northern Ireland Tyrone History 20th century Broderick, Colin Family Broderick, Colin Childhood and youth
Topical Term: Catholics
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY Personal Memoirs
Social conflict
LCCN: 2012040086
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