Sunday, February 25, 2007

History of the Irish in America

Author: Ann Kathleen Bradley

First line: When Columbus reached the New World in 1492, one of his crewmen was William Eris, or Ayers, a native of Galway in Ireland.

Why you should read this book: The Irish are absolutely everywhere in America. This is a fairly concise history with lots of great photographs and details.

Why you shouldn't read this book: You'd rather learn about the Irish in America by having a drink with one of the many Irish-Americans you undoubtedly already know.

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