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Before the Dawn : An Autobiography

Adams, Gerry

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ISBN 10: 0688143121 / ISBN 13: 9780688143121
Published by Morrow/Avon, New York, NY, U.S.A., 1997
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Title: Before the Dawn : An Autobiography

Publisher: Morrow/Avon, New York, NY, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1997

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: First Edition.

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The controversial president of Ireland's Sinn Fein describes his life as a young boy growing up in a small Irish town, his first stages of involvement with the IRA and the turbulent times during the revolutionary period, and modern-day peace talks with the British.


Closing in 1981 with the deaths of ten Irish Republican Army hunger strikers in Long Kesh prison, the author chronicles the years before he became president of Sinn Fein, the I.R.A.'s political wing. Wrenching accounts of the hunger strike and of the 1969 riots in Northern Ireland that turned a 20-year-old bartender into an activist are counterbalanced by the warmth with which Adams portrays his family and comrades, the atmospheric precision with which he evokes the sights and sounds of his West Belfast community. Not the whole truth by any means, but a compelling partisan document.

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