Jump to ratings and reviews
Rate this book

The Die-Hard Sports Fan's Guide to Boston: A Spectator's Handbook

Rate this book
Boston isn't just passionate about sportsit's obsessed. The Die-Hard Sports Fan's Guide to Boston is the first and only comprehensive guide to the incredible range of spectator sporting events in and around the Hub. Discover the heart and soul of Boston among the fans at Fenway Park, the mobs lining the route of the Boston Marathon, the tailgaters at Boston College, and the crowds celebrating yet another championship for the Pats, Sox, and Celts. Paying tribute to Boston's legendary sports history, and covering everything from the Red Sox farm teams to the Head of the Charles, Christopher Klein provides the practical information devoted fans need: -How to get ticketseven at the last minute -How save cash -Where to score autographs -The best Boston sports bars (here and around the world) -Itineraries for out-of-town sports pilgrimages -And the Top Ten Things All Boston Fans Must Do Before the Fat Lady Sings Whether you're a rookie or an old-timer, The Die-Hard Sports Fan's Guide to Boston is your all-access ticket to the greatest sports city in the world.

269 pages, Paperback

First published June 2, 2009

Loading interface...
Loading interface...

About the author

Christopher Klein

10 books67 followers


I’m a total history geek. Favorite historical figure: Teddy Roosevelt. Favorite historical event: the Defenestration of Prague. (Go ahead, Google it.) I love writing about history because it allows me to indulge my passion, travel back in time, and constantly learn more about humanity’s incredible backstory. History helps to explain our present-day world and acts as our roadmap to the future. After all, how can we know where we are going without knowing where we’ve been? (Not to mention, writing about dead people means never having to worry about your subjects returning your phone calls.)

I love to sweep away the cobwebs of history and introduce modern-day audiences to incredible figures who have begun to fade from our collective memory. My latest book is When the Irish Invaded Canada, the outlandish, untold story of the Irish American revolutionaries who tried to free Ireland by invading Canada. Taking their cue from a previous generation of successful American revolutionaries, these Great Hunger refugees and Civil War veterans attacked Canada five times between 1866 and 1871 in what are known as the Fenian Raids. With the tacit support of the U.S. government, these Irish Americans established a state in exile, planned prison breaks, weathered infighting, stockpiled weapons, and assassinated enemies. Defiantly, this motley group, including a one-armed war hero, an English spy infiltrating rebel forces, and a radical who staged his own funeral, managed to seize a piece of Canada--if only for three days.

In addition to When the Irish Invaded Canada, I am also the author of Strong Boy The Life and Times of John L. Sullivan America's First Sports Hero, Discovering the Boston Harbor Islands A Guide to the City s Hidden Shores, and The Die-Hard Sports Fan's Guide to Boston. I’m a frequent contributor to History.com, the web site of the History Channel, and often write about subjects from the past for the travel and Ideas section of the Boston Globe. I have also written for the New York Times, National Geographic Traveler, Harvard Magazine, Red Sox Magazine, ESPN.com, Smithsonian.com, and AmericanHeritage.com.

I am a member of the Authors Guild, Biographers International Organization, Boston Authors Club, and American Society of Authors & Journalists (ASJA).

Ratings & Reviews

What do you think?
Rate this book

Friends & Following

Create a free account to discover what your friends think of this book!

Community Reviews

5 stars
4 (80%)
4 stars
1 (20%)
3 stars
0 (0%)
2 stars
0 (0%)
1 star
0 (0%)
No one has reviewed this book yet.

Can't find what you're looking for?

Get help and learn more about the design.