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There is a wealth of information, all well documented but is presented in an easy to read manner.
I urge the reader to keep notes of the things you will want to look up again, because you will want to come back to this one over and over.
This is a fine book for anyone that descended from the Irish immigrants that flooded America's cities in 19th century America.
Didn't finish the book. I stumbled through the first chapter and nearly went to sleep. Don't have time to spend on a book that does not gain my attention in the first chapter. Read morePublished 8 days ago by srmopiper
Excellent! A great history lesson. This book was on my mom's bookshelf and I decided to take it home with me and read. I'm not much of a reader but this book held my interest. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Allison White
Not much information about 18th century an before. But I did get a few sentences here and there about emigration of the Neals (O'Neills) so it was worth it.Published 2 months ago by Hoyt Neal
Great book a lot of the Irish History Jay Dolan talks about poverty of the immigrants,struggles their loyalty to one another .This book is very imformative and enlighteningPublished 2 months ago by K
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I learned of the many contributions the Irish made to America. I thought the Catholic connection was over done. Read more
My parents and all aunts and uncles were born in Donegal, Ireland. I have heard so many stories about their beloved land, but this really informed me about the Irish people. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Bobby CAMPBELL
I am not a big history buff so it surprised me how much I enjoyed reading this book. Guess it was the small bit of Irish ancestry in me. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Audrey Grella
I used this book as background for a presentation I developed about my experiences growing up in an Irish-American community in the northeast. Dolan's book was a great resource. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Kathy Glascott
While the book bounces around a little the story is mostly complete and tells a good story. I would recommend it. Read morePublished 6 months ago by bgrahams