Willie Carlin was an ex-British soldier who worked for Sinn Fein
These oral histories detail the ordinary activist – those from working-class backgrounds who, in contrast to the revolutionary élite, rarely recorded their thoughts in letters, diaries or memoirs.
… he tells a great story and knows how to keep his readers interested.
It is difficult to write about it – or, indeed, read about it – without anger,
This biography, written by one who is certainly no fawning acolyte of Adams, nevertheless adds to the understanding of one of the most important figures in peace in our time.
Was he the most important leader of contemporary Ireland?