Terry Golway, columnist and city editor of The New York Observer, is a frequent contributor to American Heritage, The Boston Globe, and The New York Times. His previous books include So That Others Might Live, The Irish in America, For the Cause of Libert
Readable, introductory survey of the popular Irish personalities whose ideals, rhetoric, and stubborn courage culminated in
the 1999 Peace Accords.
Although he's an American, Golway (Irish Rebel: John Devoy and America's Fight for Irish Freedom, 1998) lets enough
indignation, anguish, and sly humor slip into his cavalcade of Irish heroes to reveal pretty clearly where his sympathies lie. Read full book review >
The first full-length study of the Irish Samuel Adams—a master propagandist and organizational dervish who transformed the cause of his native land's freedom from poets' pipe dream to political reality. Jailed in 1866 for participating in the Fenian revolutionary brotherhood, Devoy (18421928) was released in 1871 and exiled for the remaining years of his sentence. Read full book review >