The Definitive Guide to the Irish in the Modern World

The Definitive Guide to the Irish in the Modern World

On Every Tide: The Making and Remaking of the Irish World By Sean Connolly. Basic Books, 2022. Hardcover, 528 pp. $35. Reviewed by John P. Rossi.  Writing about the Irish diaspora, especially as it relates to those Irish who emigrated to the United States, has...
Churchill’s Flawed Afterlife

Churchill’s Flawed Afterlife

Churchill’s Shadow: The Life and Afterlife of Winston Churchill By Geoffrey Wheatcroft. W.W. Norton and Company, 2021. Hardcover, 640 pages, $40. Reviewed by John P. Rossi. In this new study of Winston Churchill’s life and (especially) his afterlife, Geoffrey...
Diaries of a Poor Judge of Character

Diaries of a Poor Judge of Character

Henry ‘Chips’ Channon: The Diaries (Volume Two): 1938–43 Edited by Simon Heffer. Hutchinson, 2021. Hardcover, 1120 pages, $45.90. Reviewed by John Rossi “Chips” Channon was born in Chicago in 1897 to a moderately wealthy family. During the First World War he served in...