"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.

Jul 10, 2012

Boothbay (Maine) Book Fair

On Saturday, July 14 I'll be participating in the Boothbay (Maine) Book Fair along with 40 other Maine authors. We will all be greeting and talking with interested folks and signing books that will be made available by Sherman's Bookstore (Boothbay Harbor).The event runs from 11:30 to 3:30 at the Railway Museum on Rt 27 in Boothbay. I will also be speaking and answering questions from 3:00 to 3:30 in the chapel building at the museum. If you happen to be in the area I hope you will stop by to enjoy this literary opportunity.

Jul 5, 2012

WCSH Portland, Me interview

On this Saturday, July 7 I'll be on the WCSH Morning Report talking with Jackie Ward about the importance of the War of 1812 and why we are celebrating the bicentennial of that war this year. If you live in the viewing area I hope you'll tune in. You may learn something you did not know before.