Tuesday, March 18, 2008

The Boston Irish

I finished reading The Boston Irish: A Political History. It was actually a lot better than I had anticipated when I picked it up. From the first arrivals from Ireland through the busing battles in the 1970s the story is interesting and the book is well written.

I've just started Antony Beevor's Berlin. Other than watching The Unknown War when I was in high school I haven't paid much attention to the war between the Nazis and the Soviets before. This book grabbed me from page 1.