Before the Dawn: Autobiography of Gerry Adams


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Born in West Belfast in 1948 into a family with close ties to both the trade union and republican movements, Gerry Adams is the eldest of ten children. He writes with affection of his mother, "an articulate and gentle woman, " of his father, a republican activist who had been jailed at the age of sixteen, and of his grandmother, who nurtured in him a love of reading. He describes his childhood, despite its material poverty, in glowing and humorous terms, recollecting golden hours spent playing on the slopes of the mountain ...

Before the Dawn: Autobiography of Gerry Adams 1981, William Morrow & Company, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780688143121

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