In a piece titled "Ireland vs. Empire" in the New York Times' Book Review section of Sunday, April 17, 2016, John Williams praises two books on the Easter Rising by Keough-Naughton Institute faculty fellows. Williams is senior staff editor at the New York Times and writes a column for the newspaper’s Book Review called “Open Book.”
Singling out their books as two of the "most noteworthy titles on this [the 1916 Irish Rebellion] history shelf," he provides descriptions of:
America's Exiled Children: America and the Easter Rising (Oxford Univesity Press, 2016) by Robert Schmuhl, the Walter H. Annenberg-Edmund P. Joyce Chair in American Studies and Journalism, which sheds new light on the American connections to this key moment in Irish history [see this summary, with accompanying press and reviews]; and
The 1916 Irish Rebellion (University of Notre Dame Press, 2016) by Bríona Nic Dhiarmada, the Thomas J. & Kathleen M. O'Donnell Professor of Irish Studies and Concurrent Professor of Film, Television, and Theatre at the University of Notre Dame, which is the companion book to the documentary 1916 The Irish Rebellion, narrated by Liam Neeson and produced by the Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies.