One of Ireland’s best-known writers and his take on the years since he was born in 1958
It was a sunny afternoon when 10,000 – 15,000 people joined together to take part in the march. The march began in the housing estate of Creggan and then made its way down the Bogside, which is the largely Catholic area just outside of Derry’s Old City walls.
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?