Your mind craves a vacation from work-induced stress. You can't afford a vacation to get away from it all.
THE KING OF THE IRISH is based on real events that received world-wide coverage in 1889. No less a literary luminary that William Butler Yeats figured into the debate over the guilt or innocence of an ordinary man who supported Ireland's quest for liberty and ended up fighting for his life.
False testimony fills the pages of THE KING OF THE IRISH, lies and obfuscations that buffeted Daniel Coughlin. A pawn in the hands of powerful men, he faced the choice between loyalty to his cause or self-survival, and every move he made was documented by a press that reviled the Irish.
A fascinating tale, THE KING OF THE IRISH will bring you into Daniel Coughlin's world, where immigrant dreams met the desire of the Protestant majority in the United States to resist any and all social change.
The story resonates in today's climate of immigration control, the debates of what it means to be an American and how best to force the newest arrivals to melt into the pot that is American society.
Spend a weekend with Daniel Coughlin and the men who changed politics in Illinois.
You won't see things in the same light come Monday morning.