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Archive for June 2012

I Always Liked That Colin Powell

This coming Sunday’s New York Times Book Review begins with an interview of General Colin Powell, former Secretary of State, in which he reveals that The Summer of 1787 is on his bedside table! I should let General Powell speak for himself: What book is on your night stand now? “The Summer of 1787,” by…

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Colonel Burr is going to the National Book Festival

I am very happy to report that I will be talking about Colonel Burr and his Western expedition at the National Book Festival on the Mall in Washington, DC.  I’m scheduled for Sunday afternoon, September 23, thought the exact time has not been set. The festival is a great two-day event which was first organized…

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History Afloat

This October, I will be exploring a new way to share history, as the featured lecturer on a Chesapeake Bay cruise of the Yorktown.  The journey will start in Philadelphia, head to Annapolis and Maryland’s Eastern Shore, then the James River and Richmond, and finally finishing up at Mount Vernon and Alexandria.  The full itinerary, which will…

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