"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.

Oct 24, 2012

The Navy Reading List

It's official, The Navy Reading List for 2012 has been published, and 1812: The Navy's War is at the top of the list. Every few years the CNO publishes this list of essential reading for Navy personel and it is a great honor to have 1812: The Navy's War included. For more information about the Navy Reading List go to www.navyreading.navy.mil/

Oct 17, 2012

Maine Historical Society Talk

Tuesday, October 23, 2012 I'll be speaking at the Maine Historical Society at noon in the lecture hall at 489 Congress St, Portland. I hope many area friends who have not been able to attend a lecture elsewhere will be able to come to this event. A book signing will follow the talk.