This summer I read a fantastic book about the life of Montana's first territorial governor, Thomas Francis Meagher. The book is called, "The Immortal Irishman: The Irish Revolutionary Who Became an American Hero" and was written by Timothy Egan.
I loved the book! But don't just take my word for it. Here's a review by the Wall Street Journal:
“Thomas Meagher’s is an irresistible story, irresistibly retold by the virtuosic Timothy Egan . . . The author tells Meagher’s exhilarating story with an Irishman’s flair for the tragic, poetic and dramatic . . . A gripping, novelistic page-turner…. Imperfect but irresistible, Meagher has long deserved a revival and reappraisal. For sure, he has a rousing one now.” -- The Wall Street Journal
If you love Irish history, Australian history, American civil war history, and Montana history, this book has it all.
Here's the Wikipedia link about Thomas Francis Meagher:https://en.wikipedia.org/...is_Meagher