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  • Paperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Faber & Faber; Main edition (7 Sept. 2017)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 057131595X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0571315956
  • Product Dimensions: 15.3 x 2.6 x 23.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars 16 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 182,336 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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[An] honest, intelligent biography... [a] fine book. (The Times)

O'Doherty is a lyrical and at times acerbic writer... [He] does much to puncture the glamour that has surrounded Adams in so many accounts...[and] makes a valiant attempt at penetrating his psyche. (Sunday Times)

Very important . . . careful, detailed, judicious. It does a great job of focussing on Adams while doing full justice to the wider political context. It's properly skeptical but never cynical. It's much the best thing to be written about Adams. (Fintan O'Toole)

Malachi O'Doherty provides unique psychological insight into the mystery that is Gerry Adams. O'Doherty takes us on a Conradian journey into a heart of darkness. Adams will hate this book, which is why this important, penetrating, honest work must be read. (Henry McDonald, Ireland Correspondent, Guardian)

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A compelling appraisal of one of the most controversial figures in Irish politics that draws on exclusive new interviews and intelligence.

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