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.

Christopher's latest book is When the Irish Invaded Canada: The Incredible True Story of the Civil War Veterans Who Fought for Ireland's Freedom (Doubleday, 2019), which chronicles the outlandish story of a band of Irish-American revolutionaries who tried to free Ireland by attacking the British colony of Canada five times between 1866 and 1871 in what are known as the Fenian Raids.

He is also the author of Strong Boy: The Life and Times of John L. Sullivan, America's First Sports Hero, Discovering the Boston Harbor Islands: A Guide to the City’s Hidden Shores, and The Die-Hard Sports Fan's Guide to Boston.

Christopher is a frequent contributor to History.com, the web site of the History Channel. His articles have also appeared in The Boston Globe, The New York Times, National Geographic Traveler, The Boston Globe Magazine, The Daily, Harvard Magazine, The Boston Phoenix, Red Sox Magazine, GO (AirTran's in-flight magazine), AAA Horizons, The Patriot Ledger, St. Petersburg Times, New England Travel, Smithsonian.com, AmericanHeritage.com, Travora.com, and ESPN.com. His blog, HubTrotter (http://hubtrotter.blogspot.com), covers travel and history topics in Boston and beyond.

In addition to his historical and travel writing, Christopher has more than 15 years of experience authoring business books, market research reports, and white papers for architecture, engineering, and environmental consulting firms. He has written articles for numerous industry newsletters and magazines, including The Zweig Letter, Professional Services Management Journal, SMPS Marketer, CE News, Structural Engineer, BE Magazine, and Construction Specifier.

Christopher graduated summa cum laude and with honors from Drew University in Madison, New Jersey, in 1994, and he is a graduate of Andover High School in Andover, Massachusetts. He is a member of the Boston Authors Club, Biographers International Organization, and American Society of Journalists and Authors.

Other Works

  • Strong Boy: The Life and Times of John L. Sullivan, America's First Sports Hero

  • The Die-Hard Sports Fan's Guide to Boston

  • Discovering the Boston Harbor Islands


Awards and Recognition

  • Bela Kornitzer Book Award