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Gerry Adams, a biography

by Colm Keena

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Published by Mercier Press in Dublin .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Northern Ireland,
  • Ireland
    • Subjects:
    • Adams, Gerry, 1948-,
    • Sinn Fein -- Biography.,
    • Irish Republican Army -- Biography.,
    • Politicians -- Northern Ireland -- Biography.,
    • Politicians -- Ireland -- Biography.,
    • Legislators -- Northern Ireland -- Biography.,
    • Northern Ireland -- Politics and government -- 1969-1994.,
    • Ireland -- Politics and government -- 1949-

    • Edition Notes

      Other titlesGerry Adams., Biography of Gerry Adams.
      StatementColm Keena.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsDA990.U452 A335 1990
      The Physical Object
      Pagination175 p. ;
      Number of Pages175
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL1587661M
      ISBN 100853429065
      LC Control Number91115639

      The authors trace the rise of Gerry Adams from the back streets of West Belfast to his meeting with Tony Blair in Ten Downing Street and Bill Clinton in the White . Gerry Adams has long denied being a member of the I.R.A. But his former compatriots claim that he authorized murder. Jean McConville had just taken a bath when the intruders knocked on the door. A Author: Patrick Radden Keefe.

      Shortly after the IRA ceasefire, the New Statesman ran a cartoon depicting Gerry Adams as a reptilian protohuman emerging from a primordial sea to take his first trepid step on the long evolutionary walk from terrorist godfather to constitutional politician. To judge from this biography, the Sinn Féin leader still has some way to go. According to David Sharrock and Mark Devenport, Adams. In this compelling memoir of his early life, the president of Sinn FÇin, the political wing of the IRA, recalls the development of the modern ``Troubles'' in Northern Ireland and his own central role in them, culminating in the tragic hunger strike by incarcerated IRA members in Born in , Adams vividly recalls the Belfast of his early life as a coldly sectarian place.

      Ireland - Historical Biography: Books. 1 - 20 of 49 results by Gerry Adams. Paperback $ See All Formats. Add to Wishlist. Read an excerpt of this book! An engaging Counting activity bumper book to really help boost your child’s progress at every stage of their learning! Fully in line with the Early Years Foundation Stage, this. The book goes into great detail to show that Gerry Adams had been, and probably still is, a senior member of the Provisional IRA. Therefore he is implicated in some of the worse atrocities to.


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Gerry Adams, in full Gerard Adams, (born October 6,Belfast, Northern Ireland), former president of Sinn Féin, long regarded as the political wing of the Irish Republican Army (IRA), and one of the chief architects of Sinn Féin’s shift to a policy of seeking a peaceful settlement to sectarian violence in Northern was elected several times to the British House of Commons.

Buy Before the Dawn: An Autobiography New Ed by Gerry Adams (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Gerry Adams low prices and free delivery on eligible orders/5(41). Loathed, loved, terrorist to some, brilliant political strategist Gerry Adams others - what do we make of Gerry Adams.

Malachi O'Doherty, one of Northern Ireland's most fearless journalists and writers, has Gerry Adams further than anyone else to disentangle it all in this impressively measured and stylishly written biography - an illuminating read.’/5(3).

Explore books by Gerry Adams with our selection at Click and Collect from your local Waterstones or get FREE UK delivery on orders over £ It states in the Irish World review of this book that the book is well worth reading no matter your opinions of Gerry Adams or his politics because he is a very good writer I absolutely agree.

I had great difficulty putting the book away once I started reading. In addition to the very serious stuff of Britains constant harassment, the IRA revenge, the unionist, UVF, partitioning, etc., Adams /5. In this fascinating memoir of his early life, Gerry Adams, the president of Sinn Féin, describes the development of the modern “Troubles’’ in the North of Ireland, his experiences during that period, including secret talks with the British government and imprisonment, his leadership role in Sinn Féin, and the tragic hunger strike by imprisoned IRA prisoners in /5(38).

Gerry Adams was president of Sinn Féin for more than three decades. He stepped down from that position on Febru He remains a Teachta Dála (TD) for Louth East Meath until the next general election.

He is the author of 16 books, including An Irish Eye and The New Ireland: A Vision for the Future. His books have won critical acclaim Brand: University of Notre Dame Press.

Gerry Adams Biography and Profile. Gerry Adams, former President of Sinn Féin political party between 13 November and 10 Februaryand served as a Teachta Dála for Louth from towas born on 6 October in Ballymurphy, west Belfast, and both of his parents came from families that had been active in armed republicanism.

Gerry Adams has 24 books on Goodreads with ratings. Gerry Adams’s most popular book is One Day in My Life. Genre/Form: Biographies Biography: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Keena, Colm.

Gerry Adams, a biography. Dublin: Mercier Press, © (OCoLC)   Admire or detest him, Gerry Adams is probably the most important figure in Irish politics over the past half century. During that time he has led the IRA from being one of the world’s most effective terrorist groups to the point where its political wing, Sinn Féin, is close to becoming the largest party in Northern Ireland and probably only a year or two from entering government in the.

Book of the Week. GERRY ADAMS: AN UNAUTHORISED LIFE by Malachi O'Doherty, published in paperback by Faber and Faber, priced £ THE name Gerry Adams provokes varied responses. Man of War, Man of Peace: The Unauthorised Biography of Gerry Adams by David Sharrock Mark Devenport() by David Sharrock Mark Devenport | 1 Jan Paperback.

• Gerry Adams: An Unauthorised Life by Malachi O’Doherty is published by Faber (£). To order a copy for £ go to or call. Biography of Gerry Adams (VVVV). Irish politician born in Belfast, Ireland of the North, in Destined to follow in the footsteps of his father, a fighter for the cause of the Republic which suffered brutality, Adams outlined in his youth as a great political activist since he/she started the war in Ulster between Catholics and unionist Protestant, in Gerry Adams is widely regarded as the most controversial leader in modern Irish history.

While commentators and politicians have condemned him and all he stood for, few know what sort of man he really is. Now, readers can judge for themselves. Gerry Adams Biography. RELATED TOPIC: #EuropeBiography Synopsis: Born in West Belfast on 6 October into a family with close ties to both the trade union.

Gerry Adams has set out to write an autobiography. In the process, he has accomplished also writing a history book. This book demonstrates and details the life of a man who questions the systems justices and dares to speak out against those who would oppress his people/5(5).

The controversial autobiography of the man at the heart of Irish Republican politics. Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams offers his own unique, intimate account of the early years of his career, from his childhood in working-class Belfast to the more turbulent years of social activism that followed.

An engaging and revealing self-portrait. Born in West Belfast in into a family with close ties. Advance praise for A Farther Shore “A rollicking good read, replete with murder, noble deeds, hilarious mistakes, treachery, and chicanery, from the pen of a nonjudgmental, gifted writer who is a decent, honorable leader, Gerry Adams.” —Malachy McCourt, author of A Monk Swimming.

Gerry Adams was born in West Belfast. He has 4 brothers and 5 sisters. His parents, Gerry Adams Sr. and Annie Hannaway, came from strong republican backgrounds. Adams's grandfather, also named Gerry Adams, had been a member of the Irish Republican Brotherhood (IRB) during the Irish War of Independence.

Two of Adams's uncles, Dominic and Patrick Born: 6 October (age 71), Belfast.The book ‘Last Words’ by Piaras F. MacLochlainn is a personal favourite. It contains the letters and statements of the leaders who were executed after the Rising.

The poems of Pearse and the defiant statement by James Connolly to his Court Martial are often .Gerry Adams: An Unauthorised Life review – A hard man to get to grips with Malachi O’Doherty has written better books, writes Susan McKay Republican leader: a billboard for Gerry Adams in.