"Forty-four million Americans claim at least a dram of Irish, and why not? Who wouldn't want to take credit for centuries of important contributions to Western civilization by boasting of a little Dublin in their bones? But how much do you really know aobut this rich, fascinating, and colorful culture? From art to science politics to religion, folklore and food to sports and literature. May the Road Rise to Meet You covers the gamut of the Irish American experience. Using an informative and entertaining question-and-answer format, this accessible reference tells you about everyone from the Irishman who discovered America (well before Columbus) to the Kennedys to Frank McCourt to hundreds of others."