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'Bloody Sunday', Derry 30 January 1972 - A Selected Reading List

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The following is a draft list of selected reading material on the events surrounding 'Bloody Sunday', 30 January 1972.
The reader should also consult the list of source materials and the CAIN bibliography for further references for this subject.


Key Texts

Bloody Sunday Inquiry. (2010). The Report of the Bloody Sunday Inquiry, [Saville Report], (HC 29-I - HC 29-X, Volumes 1-10), (released 15 June 2010). London: The Stationery Office.
[This report now supersedes the report of the first Bloody Sunday Inquiry (Widgery Inquiry) in 1972.]
See also: Chapter list of the Report of the Bloody Sunday Inquiry; and
                CAIN Guide to the Hearings of the Bloody Sunday Inquiry (1998-2005)


British Irish Rights Watch. (1994). Submission to the United Nations' Special Rapporteur on Summary and Arbitrary Executions: The Murder of 13 Civilians by Soldiers of the British Army on 'Bloody Sunday', 30 January 1972. London: British Irish Rights Watch. ... [2970]

Civil Rights Movement. (1972). Massacre at Derry. Derry: Civil Rights Movement. ... [3093]

Daly, Edward. (2000). Mister, Are You A Priest? Dublin: Four Courts Press. ... [4220]

Dash, Samuel. (1972). Justice Denied: A Challenge to Lord Widgery's Report on 'Bloody Sunday'. London: Liberty. ... [2642]

Great Britain. Parliament. (1972). Report of the Tribunal appointed to inquire into the events on Sunday, 30th January 1972, which led to loss of life in connection with the procession in Londonderry on that day, [Widgery Report]., (HC 220), (18 April 1972). London: HMSO. ... [2281]
[This report is now superseded by the report of the second Bloody Sunday Inquiry (Saville Inquiry) in 2010; see above.]

Grimaldi, Fulvio. (1972, 1998). Blood in the Street. Derry: Guildhall Press. [First published in March 1972 by Peoples' Democracy and Lotta Continua. Republished in 1998 by Guildhall Press.] ... [13425]

Hayes, P., and Campbell, J. (2005). Bloody Sunday Trauma Pain and Politics, London: Pluto Press. ... [6945]

Irish Government. (1997). The Irish Government's Assessment of the Widgery Report and the New Material Presented to the British Government in June 1997. Dublin: Irish Government. ... [16705]

McCann, Eamonn., and Shiels, Maureen. (eds.) (1992). Bloody Sunday in Derry: What Really Happened. Dingle: Brandon Books. ... [4235]

McClean, Raymond. (1983). The Road to Bloody Sunday. Swords: Ward River. ... [1199]

Mullan, Don. (1997). Eyewitness Bloody Sunday. Dublin: Wolfhound. ... [2647]

O'Brien, Joanne. (2002). A Matter of Minutes: The Enduring Legacy of Bloody Sunday. Dublin: Wolfhound Press. ... [12900]

Pringle, Peter., and Jacobson, Philip. (2000). 'Don't move, pretend you're Dead', chapter 10 in, Those are real bullets, aren't they? London: Fourth Estate. ... [3989]

Walsh, Dermot P.J. (1997). The Bloody Sunday Tribunal of Inquiry: A Resounding Defeat for Truth, Justice and the Rule of Law (a report commissioned by the Bloody Sunday Trust). Derry: The Bloody Sunday Trust. ... [3042]

Walsh, Dermot P.J. (2000). Bloody Sunday and the Rule of Law in Northern Ireland. Dublin: Gill and Macmillan. ... [3909]


General Reference Texts

Bardon, Jonathan. (1992). A History of Ulster. Belfast: Blackstaff Press.
Bew, Paul., and Gillespie, Gordon. (1999). Northern Ireland: A Chronology of the Troubles 1968-1999. Dublin: Gill and Macmillan.
Coogan, Tim Pat. (1995). The Troubles: Ireland's Ordeal 1966-1996 and the Search for Peace. London: Hutchinson.
Elliott, Sydney., and Flakes, W.D. (1999). Northern Ireland: A Political Directory 1968-1999. Belfast: Blackstaff Press.
McKittrick, David. (2000). Making Sense of the Troubles. Belfast: Blackstaff Press.
McKittrick, David., Kelters, Seamus., Feeney, Brian., and Thornton, Chris. (1999). Lost Lives: The stories of the men, women and children who died as a result of the Northern Ireland troubles. Edinburgh: Mainstream Publishing.
Sutton, Malcolm. (1994). An Index of Deaths from the Conflict in Ireland 1969-1993. Belfast: Beyond the Pale.
[See also: the revised and updated Sutton Index of Deaths.]


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