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1 Lundy, Derek Men That God Made Mad - A Journey Through Truth, Myth and Terror in Northern Ireland
London Jonathan Cape 2006 022407296X / 9780224072960 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 
A Fine unmarked copy with Fine dustjacket which is not price clipped. The Canadian author, who was born in Belfast, uses the lives of three of his ancestors to examine what memory and the selective plundering of history has made of the truth in Northern Ireland. In Ulster the name 'Lundy' is synonymous with 'traitor'. Robert Lundy was the Protestant governor of Londonderry in 1688, just before it came under siege by the Catholic Irish army of James II, and he ordered the city's capitulation. However hardline Protestants prevented it and drove him away in disgrace. The author believes that Robert is more memorable for his peace-seeking than for the treachery that standard history attributes to him. William Steel Dickson, a Presbyterian minister born in the mid 18th century, preached with famous eloquence in favour of using whatever means to resist the tyranny of the English, including joining forces with the Catholics in armed Rebellion. Billy Lundy, born in 1890, the antithesis of the ecumenical William, and the embodiment of what Ulster Protestants had become by the beginning of World War I - a tribe united in their hostility to Catholics and to the concept of a united Ireland. The author lays bare the harsh and murderous mythologies of Northern Ireland and gives us a revision of history. 
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