This St. Patrick’s Day, hoist a book with that Guinness! Happy to announce that When the Irish Invaded Canada is now available in paperback from Anchor Books.
When the Irish Invaded Canada tells the incredible true story of the Irish-American Civil War veterans who undertook one of the most fantastical missions in military history—to seize the British province of Canada and hold it hostage until the independence of Ireland was secured. The Irish Times says “Klein has burrowed deep into the historical record and his vivid, engrossing storytelling brings to life the raids as well as the eccentric characters behind them.” Pulitzer Prize winner James M. McPherson calls the book “an important landmark in both Irish and American history.”
If you’d like to get a flavor for the true story of the five Fenian Raids on Canada that occurred between 1866 and 1871, you can read the Prologue by clicking here.