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History Happy Hour Encore Episode 125:  When the Irish Invaded Canada

Guest: Christopher Klein

When the Irish Invaded Canada

This Week on History Happy Hour: A year after the Civil War, a band of Union and Confederate veterans dusted off their guns. Not to fight each other, but side by side to undertake one of the most fantastical missions in military history: to seize the British province of Canada and to hold it hostage until the independence of Ireland was secured. This motley crew of revolutionaries, including a one-armed war hero, an English spy, and a radical who staged his own funeral, launched their unlikely assault from Buffalo - with unexpected results.

In an encore episode, Chris and Rick welcome Christopher Klein to talk about his new book: When the Irish Invaded Canada.

This Sunday at 4PM ET on History Happy Hour where history is always on tap.

CHRISTOPHER KLEIN is the author of four books, including Strong Boy: The Life and Times of John L. Sullivan, America’s First Sports Hero. A frequent contributor to, Christopher has also written for The Boston Globe, The New York Times, National Geographic Traveler, Harvard Magazine,, and He lives in Andover, Massachusetts.

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