"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.

Jan 31, 2012

The Naval War College Museum and Bank Square Books

On Thursday, February 9, I'll be speaking at the Naval War College for their Eight Bells Lecture Series. The event takes place at noon at the museum in Newport, R.I.. All are welcome. Call the museum at 401-841-2101 for reservations.

On Friday, February 10, I'll be speaking at a luncheon event at the Bank Square Bookstore in Mystic, Conn. This event requires a reservation for the lunch. Call the bookstore for more information.

Jan 26, 2012

Watch the CSPAN video for "1812:The Navy's War"

CSPAN BookTV taped my talk about "1812:The Navy's War" that I gave at the Water Street Bookstore in November. You can watch it by clicking on this link:http://www.booktv.org/search.aspx?For=georgedaughan Then click on the watch button. You can also find the video on youtube by searching for George Daughan on CSPAN videos.

Jan 22, 2012

Brown University

I'll be speaking at the Brown University Fellow's Luncheon on Wednesday January 25. This is the first of my talks about "1812:The Navy's War" for the bicentennial year 2012. Check the events page(link over on the righthand sidebar) to see other places where I'll be speaking, I may be coming to a place near you.

Jan 21, 2012

"1812: The Navy's War" on CSPAN BookTV- Tonight

For those on the West Coast the time is tonight at 10:30 PM. East Coast you'll have to tape it or stay up really late - 1:30AM. In between it's your choice. This runs 1 hour and 10 minutes.

Jan 19, 2012


CSPAN (BookTV) will air my talk about "1812: The Navy's War" this weekend. Air times are 8:00 AM Sat, Jan 21st and 1:30AM Sunday, Jan 22, Eastern Standard Time on CSPAN BookTV

Jan 12, 2012

New Reviews

There are a couple of new reviews that have just come out for "1812: The Navy's War". Check out the review pages at www.georgedaughan1812reviews.blogspot.com.