Falls Memories: A Belfast Life

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Rowman & Littlefield, 1994 - Biography & Autobiography - 144 pages
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Falls Road looks completely different now from when Gerry Adams was a child living on it. Many of the businesses, houses, and landmarks have been demolished in favor of new developments. Even when Adams first wrote his memoir of Falls Road in 1982, many of these places were still around a point Adams makes very clearly in his foreword to this most recent edition."
 

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Contents

The Lower Wack
1
In the Beginnings
7
Tuath na bhFál
19
The Union and the Unions
27
The Linen Slaves of Belfast
33
Saints or Sinners?
41
Falls Road Factionalism
49
Schools and Scholars
56
Bunking In
91
Snake Belts and Dog Fights
97
Wakes and Witches
102
Prods and Micks
108
Cocker and Company
119
Pawn Shops and Politics
128
Postscript
136
Notes
140

Déja Vu
61
The Thirties and the Forties
69
My Aunt Jane
76
Select Bibliography
143
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About the author (1994)

Gerry Adams is the President of Sinn F e in. Along with John Hume of the SDLP, he is the architect of the Hume-Adams Initiative that is the basis of the current peace process in Northern Ireland. He is the author of several other books including: Free Ireland: Towards a Lasting Peace, An Irish Voice, and The Street and other Stories all published by Roberts Rinehart. He lives in West Belfast.

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