"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.

Mar 5, 2012

The George Pendleton Prize and Florida events

A full house at the Newport News Maritime Museum
"1812: The Navy's War" has received the 2012 George Pendleton Prize for an outstanding book.The award will be presented at the 2012 SHFG awards luncheon on March 21, 2012. What a great honor to be selected.
The events in the mid-Atlantic last week were very exciting. As you can see from the photo we had a full house at all events and met many wonderful people. Now on to some events in Florida. I'll be speaking in Sanibel, Tampa and St Petersburg. You can get the details by clicking on the events link over on the righthand side bar.