"If our first struggle was that of our infancy, this last was that of our youth; and the issue of both, wisely improved, may long postpone if not forever prevent a necessity for exerting the strength of our manhood.".......James Madison


"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.

Oct 23, 2011

Damariscotta, Maine and Marblehead, Mass.

This week I am traveling closer to home. On Tuesday, Oct 25 I'll be speaking and signing books at the Skidompha Public Library, 184 Main St, Damariscotta, Maine. The talk is at 10 AM and is sponsored by the Maine Coast Bookstore in Damariscotta. On Wednesday, Oct 26 I'll be speaking and signing books at the Abbot Public Library, 235 Pleasant St in Marblehead, Ma. This talk is at 7PM and is sponsored by The Spirit of '76 Bookstore in Marblehead. For future events click on the link for events listed over on the righthand side bar.

Oct 12, 2011

Baltimore and Annapolis Md this weekend

Saturday, Oct 15 I'll be at the Annapolis Bookstore, 35 Maryland Ave, in Annapolis, Md for a talk, discussion, booksigning and reception. It all starts at 4:00. Come early and you can watch a radio interview being taped by John Tegler of Captial Conversation which will be aired next week on radio stations along the east coast. The interview begins at 2PM.

Sunday, Oct 16 I'll be at Barnes and Noble at 601 East Pratt Sst, Baltimore, Md. for a talk, Q & A and booksigning. The talk begins at 1:00PM.

For more information on these events check the events page link over on the right sidebar or go to the bookstore websites.

Oct 11, 2011

Barnes and Noble Tomorrow and a New Review

Tomorrow evening, Wednesday, October 12, I'll be talking and signing books at Barnes & Noble in Middletown, R.I.. If you live in that area I hope you'll be able to attend. For details about this and other Barnes & Noble events click on the events link over on the right sidebar. There is also a new review to see from the Military History magazine. You can see this and other reviews by clicking on the reviews link.

Oct 6, 2011

Mystic Seaport Museum and the Constitution Museum

This weekend I'll be discussing and signing "1812" at the Mystic Seaport Maritime Museum in Mystic, Ct and at the USS Constitution Museum in Charlestown, Mass. The Mystic Seaport Maritime Bookstore event is on Friday and Saturday, Oct 7 and 8, from 1-4, The USS Constitution Museum Boostore event is on Sunday, Oct 9 from 1-3. Hoping my friends in these areas will be able to stop by and say hello.

Oct 4, 2011

"1812: The Navy's War" Released Today

Today's the day. "1812: The Navy's War" is available in bookstores and on line today. The paperback of "If By Sea", my previous book, is also available today. I will be signing books tomorrow in Camden, Maine. Over the weekend I'll be in Mystic, Conn at the Seaport Museum Bookstore and at the Constitution Museum in Charlestown, Mass. For my complete booktour schedule click on the events link over on the righthand side bar. If you live in these areas I would love to have you stop by and say hello.