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...
Ireland Since the Famine: An Appreciation

Ireland Since the Famine: An Appreciation

Ireland Since the Famine: 1850 to the Present by F. S. L. Lyons. Fontana Press, [1971] 1985. Paperback, 880 pages. Reviewed by John Rossi Fifty years ago, a book appeared that refined the writing and understanding of modern Irish history. F. S. L. Lyons’s...
Hibernian Pastoral

Hibernian Pastoral

My Father Left Me Ireland: An American Son’s Search for Home by Michael Brendan Dougherty Sentinel, 2019. Hardcover, 240 pages, $24. Reviewed by Chris R. Morgan Michael Brendan Dougherty’s My Father Left Me Ireland is the latest in a spate of books currently...
Tension and Freedom for Catholics in Britain

Tension and Freedom for Catholics in Britain

The King and the Catholics: England, Ireland, and the Fight for Religious Freedom, 1780–1829 by Antonia Fraser. Nan A. Talese, 2018. Hardcover, 336 pages, $30. Reviewed by William Anthony Hay Often the most contentious political issues of one era cease being issues at...
The Revolution That Did Not End in Blood

The Revolution That Did Not End in Blood

A Conversation with Antonia Fraser Interviewed by JP O’Malley Antonia Fraser is the author of many acclaimed and bestselling novels and historical works, including Mary Queen of Scots; Cromwell, Our Chief of Men; and The Gunpowder Plot: Terror and Faith in 1605. She...