About the Author

Lynn McLain is a professor emerita at the University of Baltimore School of Law. She inherited a lifelong love of fireworks from her father, Joe McLain, a chemistry professor at Washington College. As president of the college in the 1970s, he initiated free public fireworks displays in Chestertown, Maryland, on the Fourth of July—a joyous tradition that continues to this day.

For the Love of Fireworks

For the Love of Fireworks