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Mad Dog - They Shot Me in the Head, They Gave Me Cyanide and They Stabbed Me, But I'm Still Standing [Kindle Edition]

Johnny Adair
3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)

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"'I'm not a gangster. I'm not a fighter. I'm a soldier of war.' - Johnny Adair."

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Johnny Adair was born in the Shankhill Road area of Belfast, Northern Ireland. The youngest of seven children he was raised a Protestant. As a teenager Johnny and his gang would roam the streets looking for Catholics for no other reason then religion and he bears many scars and war wounds from endless street battles. A young Loyalist, Johnny earned his reputation as a paramilitary leader long before he fully understood the politics but quickly came to realise the purpose of the paramilitary antics – freedom and peace in Northern Ireland – and this belief fuelled his passion for the campaign, making him unstoppably ruthless in his quest. The authorities hold him responsible for 41 murders and he became known as the most feared and infamous terrorist of them all. Now he breaks his silence to tell his true spine-chilling story. In 1995 Johnny was sentenced to 16 years for ‘Directing Terrorism’ but in 1999 he was the 293rd prisoner to be released from the Maze Prison under the Good Friday Agreement. In total there have been ten attempts on his life and he has a hole in the back of his head the size of a 50p piece where he was shot whilst at a UB40 concert, plus a hole in the side of one leg from another attack. But his story is not one about money or grudges – he was simply fighting for what he truly believes in –peace in Northern Ireland, a lifelong struggle in which he became known as the hardest man in the UK.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 393 KB
  • Print Length: 258 pages
  • Publisher: John Blake (6 July 2009)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0084E0ACW
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #153,940 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Dont waste your money 25 Dec. 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
A murdering thug trying to portray an image of peacemaker.he obviously got someone to write the book for him as he can hardley string two setences together. Think before you buy. Dont waste your money.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars J boring Adair 2 Jun. 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
Didn't like this book at all. Found some of it exaserated. Boring waste of money. I think a lot of if was added on to try and make him sound more interesting
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3.0 out of 5 stars Glaring error 13 Jan. 2013
Format:Paperback
Why did the list of characters refer to a *ROBBIE* Flanagan as RUC Chief Constable ? His name was Ronnie. This glaring error inevitably raises the basic question - who really wrote this book ? If only a typo,as B and N sit beside one another on a keyboard, then it at least suggest that no one from, or with a knowledge of, Ulster could have carefully checked the text before it was printed.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Rubbish 23 Mar. 2014
By FrankSm
Format:Kindle Edition
I read this hoping to find out more about why Adair's gang shot innocent people in The Devenish Arms in Belfast, so to read about him "fighting for what he believes in" shows me that this "book" is BS. Just a fairytale. Search out Devenish Arms and UFF on Wikipedia or other, for free you will learn what Adair's book paints with rose-tinted-glasses.
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1.0 out of 5 stars THE COVER PICTURE SAYS IT ALL 3 April 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This is a chronological record of events in his life, no other dimension, strictly autobiographical , boring in parts, main drive is self justification and the glamming up of his life, hence the cover picture
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2.0 out of 5 stars Farsical 5 April 2013
By lizc
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Johnny Adair just trying to make everyone see that he was not always the guilty party and not as bad as he was portraid.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good Book!!! 20 Jan. 2014
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Good book but still reading it! It gets bored some parts through it you are probably best to watch the documentary first to get a inside before reading the book so you get a roughly inside of this guy life! But overall good book!!!
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4.0 out of 5 stars hell 22 July 2011
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
of guy interesting character-tells time in jail,udf, also his fall -exile to scotland if im honest not as interesting gripping as i thoght it would be. likeable bloke-if dont cross him
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