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Making Peace / Edition 1

Making Peace / Edition 1

by George Mitchell
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Fifteen minutes before five o'clock on Good Friday, 1998, Senator George Mitchell was informed that his long and difficult quest for an Irish peace effort had succeeded--the Protestants and Catholics of Northern Ireland, and the governments of the Republic of Northern Ireland and the United Kingdom, would sign the agreement. Now Mitchell, who served as independent chairman of the peace talks for the length of the process, tells us the inside story of the grueling road to this momentous accord and the subsequent developments that may threaten, or strengthen, the chance for a lasting peace in Northern Ireland.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780520225237
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 08/04/2000
Edition description: First Edition, Updated with a New Preface
Pages: 200
Sales rank: 553,032
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

George Mitchell served as Senator from Maine from 1980 to 1995, the last six years as Majority Leader. Since leaving the Senate, in addition to chairing the Northern Ireland peace talks, he has served as Chairman of the International Crisis Group, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the prevention of crisis in international affairs, and as Chairman of the Ethics Committee of the U.S. Olympic Committee.

Table of Contents


I "I have never known peace."
2 "Would you be willing to help?"
3 First Steps
4 A Different Route
5 "No. No. No. No."
6 No Progress
7 An American Interlude
8 Beyond Reason
9 Smear Tactics
IO No Turning Back
II "The settlement train is leaving."
12 Sinn Fein Comes In
13 Andrew's Peace
14 "I don't talk to murderers!"
15 An Agreement at Last
16 Peace


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