On the Brinks (Anglais) Broché – 1 avril 2014
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…many twists and turns…perfect for a film… --Irish Times
tells the story of [Millar] an IRA activist imprisoned in the worst jails in Ireland, prior to one of the most famous robberies in American history. It this were fiction, it would be an excellent thriller, but it s a true story, sustained by terrific writing. --Rolling Stone Magazine
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Security guards told the police that they were surprised by assailants who had somehow evaded the sophisticated security system. They could not say how many robbers there were...it appears to be one of the biggest robberies in U.S. history.
New York Times, front page
In 1993 $7.4 million was stolen from the Brink s Armored Car Depot in Rochester, New York, the fifth largest robbery in US history. Sam Millar was a member of the gang who carried out the robbery. He was caught, found guilty and incarcerated, before being set free by Bill Clinton's government as an essential part of the Northern Ireland Peace Process.
This remarkable book is Sam's story, from his childhood in Belfast, membership of the IRA, time spent in Long Kesh internment camps and the Brinks heist and aftermath. Unputdownable.
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Millar's tale begins during his early years in Belfast and then recants his time spent in some of the most deplorable prison conditions I have read about. The fact that these conditions are far from fiction only add to the mystique to his life. The fact that he survived the brutalities he writes of without breaking and all the while staying true to his ideals speaks highly of his convictions and desire to stay true to himself and the causes of his comrades.
The retelling of the Brink's robbery reads like a well plotted action novel and I found myself fascinated that this was all a part of Millar's unbelievable life experiences. This biography is a must read for true-crime fans, noir fans and fans of all types of well written books. As a teacher, I think this would make a great reading assignment for older high school and college students, as the themes that run through this bio are very engaging and the book is well written.