"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.

Feb 25, 2012

Virginia, Washington, DC, and Annapolis

This week I will be busy speaking in Virginia, Washington, DC and Annapolis, Md.
Monday, Feb 27 I'll be speaking at the Mariners' Museum at 100 Museum Drive, Newport News, Va at 7PM for their evening lecture series.
Thursday, March 1 I'll be at the United States Navy Memorial at noon for their Authors on Deck Series. This talk is in the Presidents Room at the Naval Heritage Center, 701 Pennsylvania Ave N.W. in Washington, DC.
Thursday March 1, at 7 PM I'll be at the Annapolis Maritime Museum, 723 Second St, Annapolis, Md. for their Winter Seminar Series.
All of these programs are open to the public.

Feb 21, 2012

The Audies

"1812: The Navy's War" has been selected as a finalist by the Audio Publishers Association for their 2012 Audie Awards competition in the history catagory. "This is the only awards program in the United States devoted entirely to honoring spoken word entertainment. Winners will be announced at the Audies Gala on June 5, 2012, at the New-York Historical society in New York". This competition is known as the "Oscars" of Audio Books. I am honored that "1812" has been nominated for this award.

Feb 17, 2012

Portland (Maine) Public Library

The Constitution in action
On Wednesday, February 22 at noon I'll be speaking at the Brown Bag Lecture Series at the Portland Public Library in Portland, Maine. I'll be speaking and answering your questions about the War of 1812 at the Congress St Location. Many of you have already read the book so come prepared with your questions and your book if you would like to have it autographed. If you haven't read the book yet Longfellow Books will be there with copies to purchase.

Feb 7, 2012

Portsmouth (N.H.) Athenaeum

USS United States vs HMS Macedonia, photo courtesy of the Portsmouth Athenaeum
On Wednesday, February 15 I'll be speaking at the Portsmouth Athenaeum to launch their 2012 program series "Remembering the War of 1812". The event is at 7PM in the Athenaeum Research Library at 9 Market Square in Portsmouth, N.H. This program is open to the public and is $10.00 for non members of the Athenaeum. Become a friend of the Athenaeum and this and all the program events will be free. For more information or to make a reservation call 603-431-2538.