In the Name of the Son- Book
In the Name of the Son- Book
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"This book is a tour de force ... a chronicle of the triumph of the human spirit
over extreme adversity. It is a story of hope. It is the story of a man I loved
and would have taken a bullet for."--Johnny Depp London, 19 October 1989. ***An
electrified young man, with eyes wild and a clenched fist, bursts out of the Old
Bailey and declares his innocence to the world. Gerry Conlon has just won his
appeal for the 1974 Guildford pub bombing. After fifteen years in prison,
freedom beckons. Or does it? Following his release, Conlon received close to one
million pounds from government compensation, movie and book deals; he ran in the
same circles as Johnny Depp, Daniel Day-Lewis, and Shane MacGowan. Conlon seemed
to have it all. Yet within five years he was hooked on crack cocaine and eating
out of bins in the backstreets of London. Beyond the elation of his release was
the awful descent into addiction, isolation and self-loathing. But this is a
book about the resilience of the human spirit. What emerges from the darkness
and the addiction is Gerry Conlon the pacifist; the man who came to be
recognised around the world as a campaigner against miscarriages of justice. In
the Name of the Son also reveals damning new evidence of statement tampering by
the authorities which would've cleared Conlon at the initial trial. Life-long
friend, Richard O'Rawe, has written a powerful and candid story of Gerry
Conlon's extraordinary life following his years of brutal incarceration at the
hands of the British justice system.

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