"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.

May 6, 2012

Scarborough, Maine and Charlestown, Mass

I'll be speaking and signing books in Scarborough, Maine this week on Wednesday night (6:30) at the Scarborough Public Library. If you missed the talk at the Portland Library this is another chance for Maine friends to catch the talk about "1812:The Navy's War".

On Thursday night at 7:00 I'll be speaking and signing books at the Charlestown, Mass branch of the Boston Public Library. That's in Charlestown, Mass - home to the Constitution.

For more information on these events click here

May 4, 2012

A gold medal and more

Booksigning at Book Passage, Corte Madera, California

This has been an exciting week. On Tuesday "1812" was selected as one of the top 20 "Notable Naval Books of 2011" by Proceedings Magaazine. Also on Tuesday "1812" was chosen as the gold medal winner in the U.S. History catagory by the Independent Publisher Book Awards. The medal will be awarded in New York on June 4th. I am honored to have received these 2 important recognitions for "1812:The Navy's War". There have also been several nice reviews published this week in a variety of magazines. Click on the page for reviews over in the right hand side bar to see some of them.