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Mary Robinson: The Authorised Biography By Olivia O'leary

Mary Robinson: The Authorised Biography by Olivia O'Leary

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The story of Ireland's first woman president, Mary Robinson. It looks at the big events of her presidency, such as her historic lunch with the queen and the much-criticised handshake with Gerry Adams. It also discusses her achievements, and the male hostility to her in politics and the bar.

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Mary Robinson: The Authorised Biography by Olivia O'Leary

In the seven short years since she became Ireland s first woman president - until her retirement from office in 1997 - Mary Robinson transformed the image of Ireland for the world.

Until now, she has revealed little of her private self and view of office. The authors, with unprecedented access, can now paint the most revealing picture yet of the woman who became the voice and face of modern Ireland. Here is an exclusive behind-the-scenes view of the big events, such as the historic lunch with the Queen and the much-criticised handshake with Gerry Adams. Here, too, is the private pain she experienced in her public life - the hate mail, for example, when she fought to legalise contraception; and the male hostility to her in politics and at the Bar. Here, too, is the story behind her great achievements which will mark her out forever in the history of Ireland.

About Olivia O'Leary

Olivia O Leary is one of Ireland s top political TV journalists. She also presented ITV s First Tuesday in the UK. Dr Helen Burke is Professor Emeritus of Social Policy at University College, Dublin.

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GOR001173917
Mary Robinson: The Authorised Biography by Olivia O'Leary
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Hodder & Stoughton General Division
1999-05-06
352
0340717394
9780340717394
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