Christopher Klein, author of Discovering the Boston Harbor Islands

We are thrilled to share the news that Christopher Klein, author of Discovering the Boston Harbor Islands, is featured in today’s G section of the Boston Globe. In this “G Force” article, Chris shares stories and the colorful, stranger-than-fiction history of the 34 islands that dot the Boston Harbor. He explains that the Boston Harbor Islands were not always the beautiful parkland that one sees today: the islands were used as the city’s dumps, hospitals and P.O.W. camps for much of history. The islands were also the setting for Revolutionary War skirmishes, bootlegging, illegal gambling, and are also said to be home to a ghost or two. [Read the article here.]

The article previews tomorrow evening’s talk at the Old South Meeting House (3/28 at 5:30 p.m.), an event that is ideal for history buffs and Bostonians looking to learn more about their own backyard.

The talk, which is part of a Meet the Authors series, will be hosted by Boston Preservation Alliance and is part of a larger effort by the Old South Meeting House to feature authors who take a close look at both contemporary and historic Boston. The event is open to the public and is free for members of either Old South Meeting House or the Boston Preservation Alliance, and is $10 for non-members. Register here, and we hope to see you there!

Christopher Klein is also author of The Die-Hard Sports Fan’s Guide to Boston, and has had articles featured in The Boston Globe, New England Travel, and on ESPN.com. His books are available at local bookstores and online.