• September 10, 2017

    Gearing up for a busy speaking season

    Greetings! I hope you had a wonderful summer, filled with good times and good reading. I last wrote to you in late June, so this message will be relatively short …

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  • June 19, 2017

    Mid-year news and updates

    It’s been several months since I’ve done an update, mainly because — thanks to readers’ support — I’ve been busy with many speaking events on my latest book, American Treasures: …

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  • November 25, 2016

    Thanks for a successful launch!

    Thanksgiving week seems like such an appropriate time to express my gratitude to all of you for helping me with a successful launch of my latest book, American Treasures. I …

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  • June 27, 2016

    An American Treasures update

    I’ve been getting ready for the launch of my upcoming book, American Treasures  (St. Martin’s Press, August 30, 2016). Considering the subject matter, it seemed appropriate to write as we …

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  • January 15, 2016

    Boston Molasses Flood anniversary

    Today is the 97th anniversary of the Great Boston Molasses Flood of 1919, which I write about in my book, “Dark Tide.” If you haven’t read the book, I hope …

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