Daily Deals: The Irish Americans and Ultimate Leprechauns

The Irish Americans: A History

Jay Dolan of Notre Dame University is one of America’s most acclaimed scholars of immigration and ethnic history. In THE IRISH AMERICANS, he caps his decades of writing and teaching with this magisterial history of the Irish experience in the United States. Although more than 30 million Americans claim Irish ancestry, no other general account of Irish American history has been published since the 1960s. Dolan draws on his own original research and much other recent scholarship to weave an insightful, colorful narrative. He follows the Irish from their first arrival in the American colonies through the bleak days of the potato famine that brought millions of starving immigrants; the trials of ethnic prejudice and “No Irish Need Apply;” the rise of Irish political power and the heyday of Tammany politics; to the election of John F. Kennedy as president, a moment of triumph when an Irish American ascended to the highest office in the land.

Dolan evokes the ghastly ships crowded with men and women fleeing the potato blight; the vibrant life of Catholic parishes in cities like New York and Chicago; the world of machine politics, where ward bosses often held court in the local saloon. Rich in colorful detail, balanced in judgment, and the most comprehensive work of its kind yet published, THE AMERICAN IRISH is a lasting achievement by a master historian that will become a must-have volume for any American with an interest in the Irish-American heritage.

Some words about the Author
Jay P. Dolan is professor emeritus of history at the University of Notre Dame, where he founded the Cushwa Center for the Study of American Catholicism. His other books include The American Catholic Experience, a standard in the field of religious history.
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Ultimate LeprechaunsMischievous little leprechauns love playing tricks on our eyes. True to their cunning ways, you’ll have to have a keen eye to master Ultimate Leprechauns, a spot-the-difference game for your Android device or Kindle Fire. You can download this game for free from Amazon site today only.

Good Craic, Indeed!

Each level provides a split screen illustration of enchanting little leprechauns doing whatever leprechauns like to do: dance a jig, play in tress, frolic with gold–you know, leprechaun stuff.

Viewing the split screen, use your finger to touch the mismatched spot on one of the illustrations. A small circle on the other illustration will hover over the exact spot you’re touching. Let it hover for a second over the mismatched place to indicate you’ve made a decision. If you’ve correctly identified a mismatch, you’ll earn points. Tread carefully, though–you’ll lose points if you’re incorrect.

Loads O’ Replayability

Ultimate Leprechauns is offered in three game modes: Easy, Medium, and Hard. You’ve got to beat the game in both easy and medium to unlock the hard levels. Additionally, Ultimate Leprechauns offers new differences each time you replay a level.

Each scene has a determined number of mismatches displayed along the bottom of your screen. Once you find them, you’ll move on to the next level. If you’re really struggling to find a mismatch, hints are available.

Enchanting little leprechauns have evaded our sights for centuries–but not anymore.

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