Common Ground by J. Anthony Lukas

The book traces the history of three families: the African-American Twymons, the Irish McGoffs and the Yankee Divers. It gives brief genealogical histories of each families, focusing on how the events they went through illuminated Boston history, before narrowing its focus to the racial tension of the 1960s and the 70s.

The 187th greatest nonfiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - Pulitzer Prize for Non-Fiction (Pulitzer Prize)
  2. - National Book Critics Circle Award - Nonfiction (National Book Critics Circle)
  3. - National Book Award - Nonfiction (National Book Foundation)