America and Ireland, 1776-1976. The American Identity and the Irish Connection. The Proceedings of the United States Bicentennial Conference of Cumann Merriman, Ennis, August 1976. Westport, Conn: Greenwood Press, 1980. Pp 348. Special Binding Edition, Limited to 100 Copies. Bound by Kenny Galway Fine Bindings in full green goatskin, diffrent colours, pannelled spine, sewn on headbands, all edges gilt. Artist's impression of the American eagle holding sheaf of arrows and branch of Laurel, centered by an Irish Harp, blocked in gilt to uppr cover. Shamrock decorative motif at corners, marbled endpapers, inner dentells. Housed in publisher's green cloth slipcase. Signed by the Executive editor. A collection of essays by many distinguished scholars, Irish and American, open up the great diversity of the Irish experience in the United States and convey some sense of the magnatude of the contribution which Irishmen and Irish Americans have given in evey field of endeavor in their adopted home. With a perceptive introduction by Ambassador William V. Shannon.