What is it about?

Through two biographies, one about Gerry Adams and the other about Fr. Alec Reid, and a memoir by Robin Eames, former Primate of All Ireland and Archbishop of Armagh, the essay examines different perspectives of the Troubles and the legacy it has bequeathed.

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Why is it important?

It addresses alternative views at a time when the peace process lies moribund and visionless.

Perspectives

The books on offer add to knowledge and understanding of a conflict that continues to be fought in the cultural arena.

Dianne Kirby
University of Dublin Trinity College

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This page is a summary of: A Contested Past and its Legacy: Remembering the Troubles, European History Quarterly, April 2019, SAGE Publications, DOI: 10.1177/0265691419836886.
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