I read this book to help me understand our family genealogy, & I felt like I stumbled on a treasure. The book is very detailed, but it grabs the facts, the heartache & the resolve of an amazing people. Most modern Canadians may not realize the events' importance, but the coming of the Irish changed this country in an important way. I cannot recommend this book enough.
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An intriguing and comprehensive historyAug. 17 2009
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America was not the only place Europeans looked to for salvation from the problems of the Old World. "Flight from Famine: The Coming of the Irish to Canada" tells the story of the Irish who came to the America's northern neighbor when the infamous potato famine wreaked havoc and starvation upon Ireland's population. An intriguing and comprehensive history, "Flight From Famine" is highly recommended for scholarly collections.