When the Irish Invaded Canada

book jacketLearn the outlandish, untold story of the Irish American revolutionaries who tried to free Ireland by invading Canada. 

Just over a year after Robert E. Lee relinquished his sword, a band of Union and Confederate veterans dusted off their guns. But these former foes had no intention of reigniting the Civil War. Instead, they fought 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.

Popular and always engaging historian and author Christopher Klein will share portions of this story, which he covers in full in his recently published book, which will be available for sale.

Date:
Monday Jun 17, 2019
Time:
7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM
Contact:
Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1300 x3   
Location:
Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)

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