There’s no question that the Irish have their own special relationship with America—just look at how many U.S. cities turn their rivers green in honor of that country’s most popular holiday.
But historian and quiz master Christopher Winn takes it to a whole new level in his latest book, I Never Knew That About the Irish (St. Martin’s). Highlighting hundreds of celebrated Irish people in an encyclopedic format, with charming illustrations by Winn’s wife, Mai Osawa, there’s something to fascinate on every page.
Winn shared his “Top 10″ list of contributions the Irish made to America with us. Check it out to find out how the capital of Alabama, the Golden Gate Bridge and more are tied to the Emerald Isle.
Come back and tell us which item was your favorite—or about a contribution the Irish made to America that isn’t on the list—and you’ll be entered to win a free copy of the book, as well as a copy of Top 10 of Ireland by Eoghan Corry. Contest closes on March 11. Good luck!
ETA: Congrats to Cindy, this week’s winner! Contest is now closed.