Christopher Klein Author & Freelance Writer
Christopher Klein is an author and freelance writer specializing in history and travel. He writes stories about the past that inform us about the present and guide us to the future.
Christopher's latest book is Strong Boy: The Life and Times of John L. Sullivan, America's First Sports Hero, the story of the hard-hitting, hard-drinking Gilded Age boxer who became the country's first sports superstar and Irish-American hero. He is also the author of Discovering the Boston Harbor Islands: A Guide to the City’s Hidden Shores--which covers the rich history, recreational offerings, and heritage of each of the 34 islands that compose the Boston Harbor Islands national park area--and The Die-Hard Sports Fan's Guide to Boston.
Christopher is a frequent contributor to the travel pages of The Boston Globe and History.com, the web site of the History Channel. His articles have also appeared in 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,History.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 writing, Christopher contributed color photography to both his books and numerous articles. His photographs of the Boston Harbor Islands have been used on promotional banners hanging on Boston's Northern Avenue Bridge and will be featured in an exhibition at the Moakley Federal Courthouse in the summer of 2010.
Christopher has lectured at dozens of libraries, historical societies, and Boston-area institutions. He has hosted a 30-minute show for Weymouth community television on the Boston Harbor Islands, been quoted in The New York Times, and appeared on Japanese television network NHK, New England Cable News, CBC Radio, and WGBH Radio. He has also been a contributor to Lonely Planet's Boston City Guide and National Geographic Traveler: Ireland.
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 and the American Society of Journalists and Authors.