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A Farther Shore: Ireland's Long Road to Peace

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He’s been imprisoned, shot at, denounced, shunned, and banned, yet Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams remains resolute in his belief that peace is the only viable option for the Irish people. Adams led the oldest revolutionary movement in Ireland on an extraordinary journey from armed insurrection to active participation in government. Now he tells the story of the tumultuous ...more
Hardcover, 448 pages
Published November 4th 2003 by Random House (first published 2003)
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Nov 04, 2009 rated it it was ok
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Having read a few books about the Northern Ireland Troubles, this book drove me absolutely mad. I found it very biased and one-sided and on thw whole barely telling the truth as told by many others involved during the various stages covered by Adams. Granted that it is written from his own point of view, he manages to twist everything to suit his own version of what happened, from who was to blame for the Troubles to how the Peace Process came about. According to Adams pretty much the entire bla ...more
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Nov 18, 2012 rated it liked it
Standing on a Cliff with Adams, we're invited to follow him into his tale of terror, totalitarianism, and a half won triumph. Whatever else one may say about the man, he's bright, articulate, and has a gift for writing. One gets the definite impression that no ghostly hands produced this book, from the ramblings of a fat politition.

Ireland's conflict is sad, and I think we all can agree on this. This is a story, and it's the story as Gerry sees it, or at least, how he wants us to see it. Let's n
Dec 20, 2010 rated it it was ok
I really made a serious attempt to read Gerry's account of the Good Friday Peace Agreement. Having read some of his short stories before, I knew that he was a gifted writer. That skill is present in his narrative here, but that was not enough for me to really toil over this book. Adams goes into WAY too much detail. Someone that could seriously slog through this whole thing would have my respect. Well, and then there is the whole thing, that every section I did read felt like a fictional account ...more
Peggy Donnelly
Sep 12, 2011 rated it liked it
Mr. Adams' book came across as self-serving. He is clearly a politician but he does present an alternate view of the "Troubles" than portrayed in the media and by the British government. Some of the details of allegations of collusion by the government gave credibility which challenges optimism for a resolution. All in all it was important for me or anyone interested in the Irish process to add to their cache of knowledge on the subject.
Oct 14, 2008 rated it liked it
the peace process from this man's point of view. all the tactical moves by all sides of the conflict are explored and exposed (in some cases)
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Incredible journey that Gerry Adams' took for peace in Northern Ireland.
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Gerard "Gerry" Adams, MLA, MP (Irish: Gearóid Mac Ádhaimh; born 6 October 1948) is an Irish republican politician and abstentionist Westminster Member of Parliament for Belfast West. He is the president of Sinn Féin, the political party at the top of the latest North of Ireland election polls amidst a three-way split in the traditionally dominant unionist vote. Sinn Féin is the second largest part ...more
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