Joseph O'Connor's love affair with all things American led to an extraordinary tour of the United States to visit the nine different towns called Dublin, as well as some of the great cities and tiny hamlets in between. Begining in Boston, he visits the Dublins of New Hampshire, Pennysylvannia, Maryland, Virginia, Georgia and Texas, Las Vegas and California - to name a few. Interpersed with his travels are vivid accounts of the Irish immigrant experience and a rich exploration of the intertwined roots of American music, from Irish ballads to jazz, country, blues and gospel.
Sweet Liberty is a hilarious, poignant and unforgettable coast-to-coast tour which celebrates the breathtaking diversity of the Irish influence on America - and discovers along the way a town called Dublin that does not have one single pub within its limits...
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