Hope and History by Gerry Adams
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Hope and History
By Gerry Adams

Hope and History

Making Peace in Ireland

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Hope and History by Gerry Adams

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The unique inside story, revealing the truth behind the headlines of how thepeace process was begun and how it was brought to fruition. Gerry Adams has brought his revolutionary movement on an extraordinaryjourney from armed insurrection to active participation in government. An author as well as an activist, he brings a vivid sense of immediacy and awriter's understanding of narrative to this story of the triumph of hope inwhat was long considered an intractable bloody conflict. He conveys thetensions of the peace process, the sense of teetering on the brink, and he hasa sharp eye and acute ear for the more humorous foibles of political alliesand enemies alike. Both a personal and a political narrative, Hope and History continues thestory begun in Before the Dawn (Heinemann/Brandon 1996), from theturning point of the republican hunger strikes. He reveals previouslyunpublished details of the secret origins of the peace process; covert talksbetween Republicans and the British government; the Irish-American roleand meetings in the White House; the South African role; differences withinthe Republican movement and the emergence of "dissidents"; thebreakdown of the first IRA cessation; the final negotiations: what was agreedand what was promised. He paints revealing portraits of the other leading characters in the dramathat was acted out through ceasefires and stand-offs, discussions andconfrontations. Amongst these are Tony Blair, Mo Mowlam, MartinMcGuinness, Bill and Hilary Clinton, Jean Kennedy Smith, David Trimble,John Hume Nelson Mandela and George Mitchell.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781740662246
ISBN-10: 1740662245
Format: Paperback
(210mm x 137mm x 33mm)
Pages: 448
Imprint: Hardie Grant Books
Publisher: Hardie Grant Books
Publish Date: 1-Dec-2004
Country of Publication: Australia

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Ireland by Gerry Adams Ireland, Hardback (March 2016)

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My Little Book of Tweets by Gerry Adams My Little Book of Tweets, Paperback (January 2016)

Gerry Adams' tweets have been described as bizarre, weird and as part of a clever strategy. This compact book is a compilation of tweets selected by the man himself.

New Ireland by Gerry Adams New Ireland, Paperback (December 2005)

Gerry Adams imagines an Ireland in which the 1916 Proclamation is seen as an historic document in the mould of the Magna Carta. He outlines the challenge of transforming Irish society through a vision of self-determination and sovereignty, inclusiveness and equality.

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