We are proud to share that ABOVE THE GROUND: A True Story of The Troubles in Northern Ireland" by Dan Lawton, a recent history publication from WildBlue Press, has received a noteworthy review from Kirkus Reviews, an esteemed critic in the literary world.
The rigor and expansiveness of Lawton’s research is simply astonishing, and his journalistic prose is exacting and powerful. This is by turns a terrifying and heartbreaking story, conveyed with impressive skill and moral clarity."
In this extensively researched work, Lawton offers an examination of The Troubles in 1978 Ireland, centering on Kevin Barry Artt's wrongful conviction. The narrative intricately details Artt's ordeal with the Maze prison and illuminates the wider political and social conflicts of the era, particularly the actions of the Irish Republican Army and the British government's response. This book stands as a profound exploration of political unrest, systemic injustice, and human endurance in the face of adversity.