Hope and History
By (author) Gerry Adams
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Hope and History by Gerry Adams
Book DescriptionThe unique inside story, revealing the truth behind the headlines of how the peace process was begun and how it was brought to fruition. Gerry Adams has brought his revolutionary movement on an extraordinary journey from armed insurrection to active participation in government. An author as well as an activist, he brings a vivid sense of immediacy and a writer's understanding of narrative to this story of the triumph of hope in what was long considered an intractable bloody conflict. He conveys the tensions of the peace process, the sense of teetering on the brink, and he has a sharp eye and acute ear for the more humorous foibles of political allies and enemies alike. Both a personal and a political narrative, "Hope and History" continues the story begun in "Before the Dawn" (Heinemann/Brandon 1996), from the turning point of the republican hunger strikes. He reveals previously unpublished details of the secret origins of the peace process; covert talks between Republicans and the British government; the Irish-American role and meetings in the White House; the South African role; differences within the Republican movement and the emergence of 'dissidents'; the breakdown of the first IRA cessation; the final negotiations: what was agreed and what was promised. He paints revealing portraits of the other leading characters in the drama that was acted out through ceasefires and stand-offs, discussions andconfrontations. Amongst these are Tony Blair, Mo Mowlam, Martin McGuinness, Bill and Hilary Clinton, Jean Kennedy Smith, David Trimble, John Hume Nelson Mandela and George Mitchell.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781740661201
(242mm x 164mm x 38mm)
Imprint: Hardie Grant Books
Publisher: Hardie Grant Books
Publish Date: 1-Oct-2003
Country of Publication: Australia
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Hope and History, Paperback (December 2004)
Is the unique inside story, revealing the truth behind the headlines of how the peace process was begun, and brought to fruition. Adams conveys the tensions, the sense of teetering on the brink, and he has a sharp eye and acute ear for the more humorous foibles of political allies and enemies alike.
Street and Other Stories, Paperback (October 2000)» View all books by Gerry Adams
A gripping collection of stories reflecting everyday life in the turmoiled streets of West Belfast.
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