This is yet another holiday I should have prepared a content specific review for but failed. In my defense I have been very busy; what with the new kid, going back to work after six weeks off, etc. (and yes I plan to use the kid as an excuse for everything so get used to it)
But if you are looking for some Irish themed reading how about Paddy Whacked:
In PADDY WHACKED, bestselling author and organized crime expert T. J. English brings to life nearly two centuries of Irish American gangsterism, which spawned such unforgettable characters as Mike “King Mike” McDonald, Chicago’s subterranean godfather; Big Bill Dwyer, New York’s most notorious rumrunner during Prohibition; Mickey Featherstone, troubled Vietnam vet turned Westies gang leader from Hell’s Kitchen; and James “Whitey” Bulger, the ruthless and untouchable Southie legend. This is an epic story of corrupt politics, wanton murders, gambling empires, notorious brothels, tough women, and hard-drinking pugilists from the underbelly of America’s most dangerous cities — including New York, Boston, New Orleans, Chicago, Kansas City, and Cleveland.
Sounds pretty interesting to me. Who says history isn’t fun?