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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 27, 2020

Inside John Wilkes Booth's Famous Family


The murder of Abraham Lincoln changed American history and the lives and reputations of many of John Wilkes Booth’s relatives—one of whom unknowingly saved the life of a Lincoln, and another of whom wrote a secret memoir of her infamous brother.

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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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November 2020 Issue of the Throwback

November 9, 2020

Did you know that the Pilgrims’ intended destination was not Massachusetts but the mouth of the Hudson River? Just imagine how American history might have differed if the pious Pilgrims had been the first Europeans…