I'm fulfilling requests for speaking engagements (some in person, some via Zoom, some maybe even both) for Jackson's Wars: •"A Day in the Life." Midland Cultural Centre. Midland, Ontario. June 1, 2022. Live appearance with host Fred Hacker. Ticket info. (A taping of this event will be broadcast later on Rogers and be available to... Continue Reading →
On the night of September 21/22, 1942, the 87-foot motor yacht Wawinet sank on southeastern Georgian Bay. Twenty-five of forty-two people aboard that pleasure cruise drowned. As I related in the post "Wreckage," in the summer of 2021, I went looking for her.
The Historical Journal of Massachusetts, a peer-reviewed annual publication, has included a review of my book The Place of Stone (University of North Carolina Press, 2017) in its Summer 2022 edition. (The review cites the hardcover, but the book is now available in paperback.) Nick Aieta, a professor of history and chair of the history... Continue Reading →
On July 7 at 6:45 pm, I'll be delivering a 45-minute online talk that's free to all. It's part of "The Group of Seven Come to Amherstburg," a pop-up event hosted July 1-10 by Art Windsor-Essex (formerly the Art Gallery of Windsor) and The River Bookshop in Amherstburg. There will be a live viewing of... Continue Reading →
The discovery of the wreck of the Gloucester, a royal ship en route to Scotland with James Stuart, the future James II of England, aboard, has been revealed. The wreck was found in 2007 but kept a secret until its identity was confirmed. Claire Jowitt has a new article in English Historical Review (free to... Continue Reading →