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The war between Ireland and the United States

Happy St. Patrick’s Day (it’s magically delicious):

John L. Monk

An author and blogger friend of mine, David Lawlor, has recently hung out his shingle as an editor of fiction.  As many of you are aware, David hails from the mythical land to the east called “Ireland.”  There, cloistered in a cold, dank castle, he writes a fascinating history blog.

Many years ago, before I made my millions as an independent author, I wrote freelance history for one of the largest history clearinghouses in Spokane Rhode Island. The details aren’t important, but what I’m about to say is.  Shortly before my breakthrough novel, “Kick”, while pouring through dusty old tomes and ledgers, I came across a little known episode in American history which has since been hushed up: in 1897, Ireland declared war on the United States.

The president at the time was William McKinley. Now, as everyone knows, McKinley was one of the least warmongering of the U.S. presidents…

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