John Hume in America: From Derry to DC


John Hume in America: From Derry to DC

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In John Hume in America: From Derry to DC and its accompanying documentary, In the Name of Peace: John Hume in America, Maurice Fitzpatrick chronicles the rise of John Hume from the riot-torn streets of Northern Ireland to his work with American presidents, from Jimmy Carter to Bill Clinton, and the United States Congress to leverage U.S. support for peace in Northern Ireland.

Hume is widely considered the architect of the Northern Ireland peace process, and he engaged the attention and assistance of the “Four Horsemen”–Thomas “Tip” O Neill, Daniel Patrick Moynihan, Hugh Carey, and Ted Kennedy–to his cause, lending his effort worldwide credibility and putting significant pressure on the British and Irish governments to strive for peace.

Supported by the Hume family, Fitzpatrick s critical work is the missing piece in the jigsaw of Hume s political life, tracing his philosophy of non-violence during the Civil Rights movement to his indispensable work with allie