Kingstown Republican

Kingstown Republican

by David Andrews



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ISBN-13: 9781905494798
Publisher: New Island
Publication date: 01/28/2007
Pages: 328

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Kingstown Republican 2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
thegeneral on LibraryThing 4 months ago
This autobiography pales in comparison to the two volume autobiography written by his father, Todd Andrews. It is very self serving and contains little new material that has not appeared in other works. He is particularly self-serving in describing himself as a ¿southsideman, tall and relatively good looking¿ in contrast to C.J. Haughey, who he always opposed, as ¿small and unattractive.¿ His discussion of the 1979 leadership contest and the heaves of the 1980s could have been better and his coverage of the Arms Trial follows the standard pro-Lynch line. Paddy Harte, who was in the Dáil for a roughly equivalent time, wrote a better memoir in my view despite never being a Cabinet Minister and while Andrews could have said more he chose not to do so.