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General - John Boorman

Paperback Published: 18th May 1998
ISBN: 9780571196463
Number Of Pages: 160

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The General is the story of Martin Cahill, a working-class Dubliner who was the mastermind behind a series of daring robberies that stunned Ireland in the 1980s. Despite being the country's most wanted man, he eluded capture - with great cheek - until he finally fell afoul of the IRA. Blurred, fleeting images of Cahill appeared in the press - often with his hand in front of his face - but what he really looked like, what his character really was, remained an enigma.

John Boorman's screenplay delves deep into the heart of Cahill and reveals a man who possessed a relish for defying the might of society, a rage at perceived injustice, a ferocious cunning, a sense of perpetual celebration, and a dark brutality - all the characteristics of a Celtic chieftain.

By revealing the man himself, The General becomes the tragic portrait of someone determined never to conform or to be beholden to society.

ISBN: 9780571196463
ISBN-10: 0571196462
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 160
Published: 18th May 1998
Publisher: Faber and Faber
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.7 x 13.7  x 1.1
Weight (kg): 0.22
Edition Number: 1

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