Examines the influence of Irish America on the Troubles during the last 30 years and reviews U.S. efforts in the ongoing peace process.
Publishers Weekly - Publisher's WeeklyHolland, a New York journalist born in Belfast, describes the extensive role played by Irish-Americans in the conflict in Northern Ireland, a role that may wane as Irish-Americans' attraction to Erin becomes more nostalgic. ``Thorough,'' PW found. (March)
Library JournalHolland, a journalist from Belfast who now lives in the United States, is the author of the intense and insightful Too Long a Sacrifice ( LJ 3/1/81). Here he uses the theme of ``arcadians,'' seekers of an unspoiled past, and ``utopians,'' creators of a perfect future, to describe the actions and visions of Irish Americans with respect to Northern Ireland. He covers NORAID, gun running, Irish American politicians, extradition, and the coverage of Ulster in the U.S. press. The book would be valuable simply for putting the whole story together; but Holland also reveals the often Byzantine relationships of U.S. politicians and groups with those from Ireland, and with the governments of Dublin and London. A fascinating work; highly recommended. Richard B. Finnegan, Irish Studies Department, Stonehill Coll., North Easton, Mass.
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