June 3-4, 2017Boston Irish Festival
Irish Cultural Centre of Boston
200 New Boston Drive
Canton, MA 02021
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Book Christopher

Christopher is an experienced and skilled public speaker who enjoys sharing entertaining and amazing stories of history with audiences. He has spoken at nearly 100 libraries, historical societies, bookstores, schools, lifelong learning programs, and other institutions. Audiences who listen to Christopher’s talk about his new book, Strong Boy: The Life and Times of John L. Sullivan, America’s First Sports Hero, will:

  • Learn how Sullivan’s incredible career and oversized personality launched America’s modern sporting obsession
  • Travel back in time to the extravagant Gilded Age to witness the birth of America’s celebrity culture
  • Discover how Sullivan’s power and self-confidence transformed him into an idol for a generation of Irish-Americans emasculated in the wake of the horrific potato famine that gripped their homeland
  • Grab a ringside seat to Sullivan’s epic brawls, such as his 75-round bout with Jake Kilrain, and his battles outside the ring with the law, a troubled marriage, and raging alcoholism
  • Explore how Sullivan revolutionized boxing from outlawed bare-knuckle fighting into the gloved spectacle we know today

For availability, e-mail To learn about Christopher’s other lecture topics, visit



“Your program was so fabulous! You had the largest audience I’ve ever had at ‘Monday Mornings’ – I’ve been running it for over 6 years. Everyone raved about it and it is always great to hear the audience laugh and respond the way they did to you. I loved that you sprinkled in humor based on the audience’s familiarity with local politics and character. It’s the kind of program any event planner hopes for.”
Robin Flynn, Beverly Public Library

“We had a full house for the Boston Harbor Islands talk, and the audience raved about all the unique tidbits that Christopher shared in his lecture.”
Michelle LeMonde-McIntyre, Framingham Public Library