Before the Dawn : An Autobiography, Paperback / softback Book

Before the Dawn : An Autobiography Paperback / softback


Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams offers a unique, intimate account of his childhood in working-class Belfast and the turbulent years of social activism that followed.

First published in 1996 - at a time when politics in the North was at an impasse, and the Good Friday Agreement was still many intense months away - Before the Dawn tells of the pogroms of 1969 and the hunger strikes of 1981, moving from the streets of West Belfast to the cages and the H-Blocks of Long Kesh.

An engaging and revealing self-portrait that is essential reading for anyone wishing to understand modern Ireland.

Updated with a new introduction and epilogue.


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