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About Christopher

Christopher Klein is an author and freelance writer specializing in history. He writes stories about the past that inform us about the present and guide us to the future. A frequent contributor to History.com, he is the author of four books including When the Irish Invaded Canada.

About When the Irish Invaded Canada

When the Irish Invaded Canada is the outlandish, untold story of the Irish American revolutionaries who undertook one of the most fantastical missions in military history—to hold the British province of Canada hostage and ransom it for Ireland’s independence.

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October 15, 2021

A 1901 smallpox epidemic, a charismatic quack, and the rise of anti-vax propaganda in Boston

 

An aggressive smallpox vaccination campaign had nearly contained the outbreak. Then Immanuel Pfeiffer came along.

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"Klein has burrowed deep into the historical record and his vivid, engrossing storytelling brings to life the raids as well as the eccentric characters behind them."

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Overshadowed by the Great Chicago Fire, Remembering the Great Peshtigo Fire

October 15, 2021

Last Friday marked the 150th anniversary of the deadliest blaze in American history. Whipped by tornado-force winds that traversed a drought-stricken prairie, the fire that struck on October 8, 1871, reduced an entire Midwestern outpost to…