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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 »

Talking American Nations on the 99pages channel, Aug. 1

I’ll be speaking with LinkedIn’s Rajiv Srinivasan about American Nations: A History of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures of North America on his 99pages YouTube stream on August 1st. It’s… Read more »

Talking Union in Boothbay Harbor, Maine, July 16.

I’ll be speaking on my most recent book, Union: The Struggle to Forge the story of United States Nationhood  at the Boothbay Harbor Memorial Library in Boothbay Harbor, Maine on July… 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 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 »

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 »

Union a finalist for a Maine Literary Award

I’m honored that my latest book, Union: The Struggle to Forge the Story of United States Nationhood, has been named a finalist for the 2021 Maine Literary Award for Non-Fiction,… Read more »