More than 20 million Americans claim some sort of Irish heritage. But how much do you really know about this amazing country? Forget about shamrocks, leprechauns, and all that blarney--this book is a concise and authoritative guide that dispels the myths and tells the true stories of the Irish. Highlights include:
- Who St. Patrick really was
- The story behind "Sunday Bloody Sunday"
- Scandals in the Irish church
- Coming to America and the real gangs of New York
- The spooky truth behind changelings, leprechauns, and fairies
Complete with an Irish language primer and pronunciation guide, this book is an informative pot of gold for everyone who loves the Irish!
About the Author
Ryan Hackney received his BA and MA in the History of Science from Harvard University. He has written for Let's Go guides to Britain, Europe, and Ecuador, and he edited Let's Go Ireland. He also got engaged in Ireland (to an American) and has an Irish-Canadian bulldog named Chaucey.
Amy Hackney Blackwell graduated from Duke University with degrees in History and Medieval and Renaissance Studies, with a concentration in the history and literature of the British Isles. She received an MA in Early Modern European History from Vanderbilt.