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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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April 27, 2020

How Pandemics of the Past Shaped the Cities of the Present

 

From wider, tree-lined boulevards to lush parks, 19th-century cholera pandemics shaped some of the world's most famous urban landscapes.

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May 2020 Issue of the Throwback

May 4, 2020

The May issue of The Throwback, my monthly history-themed e-newsletter, includes a look at how pandemics of the past created the cities of the present, a kamikaze attack on a WWII hospital ship, and perhaps…