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Making Peace (Updated with a New Preface)

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UPDATED WITH A NEW PREFACE

Fifteen minutes before five o'clock on Good Friday, 1998, Senator George Mitchell was informed that his long and difficult quest for an Irish peace effort had succeeded--the Protestants and Catholics of Northern Ireland, and the governments of the Republic of Northern Ireland and the United Kingdom, would sign the agreement. Now Mitchell, who serv
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Paperback, 200 pages
Published August 4th 2000 by University of California Press (first published 1999)
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Mandy Jo
This week’s headline? Peace in Ulster

Why this book? executive, harmonizing, consultative

Which book format? UC Press paperback

Primary reading environment? all day Saturday

Any preconceived notions? written by politician

Identify most with? sadly, Ian Paisley

Three little words? “democracy and non-violence”

Goes well with? coffee and protein

Recommend this to? Mitchell Scholarship applicants

"This conflict was made and sustained by men and women. It could be ended by men and women. And I knew those men
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Joe
Completed 140119: Very enjoyable. My first reading of the Irish peace process. A bit tedious at times, but nonetheless informative. I am particularly intrigued with the role of "timing" in a negotiation process. Speeding up and slowing down are as important to the outcome as are the substantive issues.
Briynne
Senator George Mitchell's account of his role mediating the Belfast Accord. Amazing, amazing book for anyone who is at all interested in international diplomacy, Irish history, or anything of the sort. The man sat down with Gerry Adams and Ian Paisley at the same time - he's officially a hero.
Elizabeth
Probably would have given it a higher rating before the Mitchell Report came out. . . his view point of the peace process in Northern Ireland. . . Gerry Adams' books are must better (more of the Irish humor!)
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