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by Barry McCaffrey

(This book charts the remarkable development of Alex Maskey's career from his days as a young idealist regularly arrested for his part in the confrontational street politics in the early days of the Troubles, through internment and escape attempts from Long Kesh, to the lonely and intimidating bear garden of Belfast City Council chamber where he was the sole Sinn Fein representative.On the road to becoming Belfast's first republican Mayor, Maskey suffered more attempts on his life than any other Irish politician and still carries lead fragments in his body from a close-range shotgun blast. Investigative journalist Barry McCaffrey reveals the intriguing story of Maskey's secret peace talks with loyalist killers, the extraordinary lengths to which the Sinn Fein Mayor went to reach out to political opponents, and his high-risk break with republican tradition in honouring British war dead. Barry McCaffrey was born in Belfast in 1970. After a period working on building sites, he returned to adult education at the University of Ulster where he was awarded a degree in Irish History and Politics. He became a journalist in 1997 and has worked for many daily and weekly newspapers. He is currently an investigative reporter with the Irish News and has covered all the major stories during his time there)
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ISBN: 0954486714
ISBN13: 978-0954486716
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Author: Barry McCaffrey
Language: English
Publisher: Brehon (2003)
Pages: 232 pages
ePUB size: 1389 kb
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Rating: 4.1
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