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New Fenian Raids Book

The Fenian Raids were a seminal moment in Canadian history, but a mere footnote in the United States. I’m hoping my new book on the Fenian Raids, When the Irish Invaded Canada, will make more people aware of the outlandish story of a band of Irish-American Civil War veterans who undertook one of the most…

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The Harlem Hospital That Saved Martin Luther King, Jr.

A decade before Martin Luther King, Jr. was felled by a sniper’s bullet, he nearly died after being stabbed in the shoe section of a Harlem department store. The 29-year-old preacher had been sitting in a roped-off section of Blumstein’s Department signing copies of Stride Toward Freedom, his memoir about the year-long Montgomery Bus Boycott,…

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