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Talking American Nations, 10 years later, with The Daily Beast

American Nations just turned ten years old and, given all that’s happened to the United States since 2011, Kevin Lee recently gave me a call to talk about it for… Read more »

9/11 Started Here, in Portland, Maine

The leader of the 9/11 hijackers, Mohamed Atta, spent his last night and the morning of September 11th on the outskirts of Portland, Maine, amid the mundane commercial sprawl of… Read more »

Talking Blackbeard on Noiser’s “Short History Of…” podcast

Noiser, the UK-baed podcast producer, has launched a new history series, “Short History Of…” and, appropriately enough for company headquartered in Bristol, included an episode on Blackbeard for their inaugural… Read more »

Republic of Pirates – now in Japanese

I’m pleased to announce that my history of Blackbeard and the great Caribbean pirate gang, The Republic of Pirates: Being the True and Surprising Story of the Caribbean Pirates and… Read more »

Reviewing Alan Taylor’s “American Republics” in the Washington Post

In Sunday’s Washington Post I reviewed Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Alan Taylor’s new book, American Republics: A Continental History of the United States, 1783-1850. I’ve been reading Taylor, who was born and… Read more »

Talking Union in Camden, Maine, July 6

I’ll be speaking on my most recent book, Union: The Struggle to Forge the story of United States Nationhood  at the Camden Amphitheater in Camden, Maine on July 6 at 6pm…. Read more »

Union paperback launch event, June 24, Blue Hill, Maine

I’ll be speaking on my most recent book, Union: The Struggle to Forge the story of United States Nationhood, in a special fundraiser for the Word Literary Arts Festival on June… Read more »

Union paperback launch event, June 17, Portland, ME

The pandemic forced the cancellation of the book tour for my most recent book, Union: The Struggle to Forge the story of United States Nationhood, but with restrictions lifted across New… Read more »

UNION paperback edition available for pre-order

The paperback edition of Union: The Struggle to Forge the Story of United States Nationhood goes on sale one week from today and I’m excited at the prospect of actually… Read more »

Talking American Nations and Union on the Passing Judgment podcast

I recently sat down, virtually, with Jessica Levinson, director of the Loyola Law School Public Service Institute, to talk about American Nations, the crisis facing U.S. democracy, and some of… Read more »