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Christopher's Articles:

In addition to my four books, I have written hundreds of articles about history, travel, and sports. I am a regular contributor to, the web site of the History Channel, where I have covered everything from Harvard’s secret colonial-era body-snatching club to the surprisingly real history of Chef Boy-Ar-Dee. I have also written for the Boston GlobeNew York TimesNational Geographic TravelerHarvard MagazineRed Sox MagazinePreservationMental FlossB MagazineThe DailyThe Boston PhoenixGOAAA HorizonsThe Patriot LedgerSt. Petersburg TimesNew England TravelJSTOR DailyPublic Domain Review,,,,, and Below is some of my work.

How Did Food Stamps Begin?

READ (, August 27, 2019)

John O’Neill & the Fenian Raids into Canada

READ (Irish in the American Civil War, August 5, 2019)

Andrew Carnegie Claimed to Support Unions, But Then Destroyed Them in His Steel Empire

READ (, July 29, 2019)

Construction of the Brooklyn Bridge Took 14 Years—And Multiple Lives

READ (, July 16, 2019)

An Irish-American invasion sparked Canada’s birth

READ (The Globe and Mail, July 1, 2019)

5 Undersung Moments in History You Probably Didn’t Learn About in Class

READ (, June 7, 2019)

How Much Did the First-Ever Social Security Check Pay Out?

READ (, May 14, 2019)

Why the Bay of Pigs Invasion Went So Wrong

READ (, May 6, 2019)

The Epic Motorcycle Trip That Turned Che Guevara Into a Revolutionary

READ (, May 2, 2019)

Mobster Al Capone Ran a Soup Kitchen During the Great Depression

READ (, April 5, 2019)

When Irish-Americans Attacked Canada—With the White House's Blessing

READ (, March 14, 2019)

How St. Patrick's Day Was Made in America

READ (, March 12, 2019) 

The Fenian Raids — How an Army of Irish-American Civil War Vets Took On the British Empire

READ (Military History Now, March 14, 2019)

An Irish-American Army Invaded Canada in 1866. Here's What Happened

READ (, March 12, 2019)

St Patrick: Kidnapped by Pirates and Enslaved at 16

READ (, March 13, 2019)

Why Did Pontius Pilate Have Jesus Executed?

READ (, March 6, 2019) 

Before FDR, Herbert Hoover Tried His Own 'New Deal'

READ (, February 28, 2019)

The Bible Says Jesus Was Real. What Other Proof Exists?

READ (, February 26, 2019)

When a Horse Raced Against a Locomotive During the Industrial Revolution

READ (, February 26, 2019)

Did Investors Really Jump Out of Windows After the 1929 Stock Market Crash?

READ (, February 25, 2019)

How Economic Turmoil After WWI Led to the Great Depression

READ (, February 12, 2019)

The Lawless Border With Canada Was Once America's Main Security Concern

READ (, February 6, 2019)

Coldest. Month. Ever.

READ (, January 30, 2019)

See All The Crafty Ways Americans Hid Alcohol During Prohibition

READ  (, January 16, 2019)

How an Assassination Attempt Affirmed MLK’s Faith in Nonviolence

 READ (, January 15, 2019)

The Spies Who Launched America’s Industrial Revolution

 READ (, January 10, 2019)

The Original Luddites Raged Against the Machine of the Industrial Revolution

 READ (, January 4, 2019)

How Japan’s Kamikaze Attacks Went From Last Resort at Pearl Harbor to WWII Strategy

READ (, December 5, 2018)

How Blackbeard Lost His Head in a Bloody, Sword-Swinging Battle

READ (, November 20, 2018)

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