Himself: A Civil War Veteran’s Struggles with Rebels, Brits and Devils, by Bill Donohue, got a great review by Buffalo News political reporter Bob McCarthy on Sunday, July 26.  

The advice here is for this story to top any summer reading list…. Donohue surpasses all those other accounts by weaving it all into Buffalo history. The notorious canal district beckoned the brothers to its saloons, Pat toils in the Union Iron Works near the present McCarthy’s Tavern and Bishop John Timon personifies Catholicism’s influence… The story of his home town, the Civil War, his family and how it all boils down to what he calls his ‘own selfhood.’ And it all makes for some darn good beach reading, too.” 
Read the 
full review here