Crew of the U.S.S. Constitution reading the Navy's professional reading list recently.
ABOUT THIS BOOK
"In 1812: The Navy's War, prizewinning historian George C Daughan tells the thrilling story of how a handful of heroic captains and their stalwart crews overcame spectacular odds to lead the country to victory against the world's greatest imperial power. A stunning contribution to military and national history, "1812: The Navy's War" is the first complete account in more than a century of how the U.S. Navy rescued the fledgling nation and secured America's future. " ...... Perseus Books.
Apr 30, 2013
Dec 3, 2012
The Navy Reading Program posted this picture. The staff at the NEX Southeast Distribution Center in Pensacola are giving Santa's Elves a run for their money. They are now picking and packing the CNO's Navy Reading List Books into 1200 kits for 450 Commands around the word. They should "hit the decks" sometime in December. The photo shows one of the"Essential" catogory books: George C. Daughan's "1812:The Navy's War".
Oct 24, 2012
It's official, The Navy Reading List for 2012 has been published, and 1812: The Navy's War is at the top of the list. Every few years the CNO publishes this list of essential reading for Navy personel and it is a great honor to have 1812: The Navy's War included. For more information about the Navy Reading List go to www.navyreading.navy.mil/
Oct 17, 2012
Aug 25, 2012
On Sunday, September 2, I'll be speaking at the War of 1812 Museum in Plattsburgh, NY, during the Commemorative Weekend sponsored by the Battle of Plattsburgh Association. There are many events over that weekend commemorating the Battle of Plattsburgh (also known as the Battle of Lake Champlain), which occurred on Sept 11, 1814. I hope many of you will attend. My talk will be on Sunday at 6:30.
Aug 17, 2012
Aug 7, 2012
Photo courtesy of the Portsmouth (N.H.) Athenaeum.
This week I'll be at the Maine Coast Bookstore in Damariscotta, Maine. On Saturday, August 11, David Hanna and I will be discussing our books and the War of 1812 from 11-1. Should be quite interesting. Hope you can attend. We'll be answering any questions you may have.
Jul 10, 2012
On Saturday, July 14 I'll be participating in the Boothbay (Maine) Book Fair along with 40 other Maine authors. We will all be greeting and talking with interested folks and signing books that will be made available by Sherman's Bookstore (Boothbay Harbor).The event runs from 11:30 to 3:30 at the Railway Museum on Rt 27 in Boothbay. I will also be speaking and answering questions from 3:00 to 3:30 in the chapel building at the museum. If you happen to be in the area I hope you will stop by to enjoy this literary opportunity.
Jul 5, 2012
On this Saturday, July 7 I'll be on the WCSH Morning Report talking with Jackie Ward about the importance of the War of 1812 and why we are celebrating the bicentennial of that war this year. If you live in the viewing area I hope you'll tune in. You may learn something you did not know before.