Gateway to America
John Patrick Kerrigan
AJH Publishing, 128 pages, £12.99
As the title suggests, this is a must buy for tourists crossing ‘the
pond’. The author has delved deep into the archives to unearth surprising
facts about our shared migrations, wartime experiences, trade, cultural
and even religious links with America. He shows clearly that this has
been a two-way process benefiting both nations.
I challenge Liverpudlians not to learn something new in each of the eighteen
chapters packed with nuggets of information delivered in a punchy style
by an author who doesn’t waste words.
Fourteen Second World War photographs will revive memories for surviving
senior citizens and hopefully intrigue their grandchildren. Most pages
contain apt, though frustratingly small illustrations reminding us that
the research was initially done for his two DVDs on Liverpool’s