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Posts by Phil Padgett

Book Talk – Kensington Historical Society, Nov. 12

On Tuesday, November 12, I’ll give an illustrated talk on Advocating Overlord to the Kensington Historical Society in the Town Hall, lower level, 3710 Mitchell St., Kensington, MD 20895.  Doors open at 7:00 p.m. and the talk will start at 7:30.  This is  special venue at any time, but especially on the evening after Veterans…

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Great Scale Model Trrain Show – Oct. 26-27

Saturday and Sunday, October 26-27, I’ll be selling copies of Advocating Overlord at the Great Scale Model Train Show in “the Cow Palace” at the Maryland State Fairground in Timonium, Maryland. If you like trains, or just are curious, this is wonderful event is one of the largest on the East Coast. Two large rooms…

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World War II Round Table

Autumn continues to be especially busy. A highlight was traveling to Minneapolis-Saint Paul for a book talk to the Harold C. Deutsch World War II Round Table. The talk, drawing around 200, was preceded by a lively your outreach meeting with an opportunity for high school students to engage with World War II veterans. This…

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Illustrated Book Talk – Washington Metro OASIS September 17

Tuesday morning, September 17, at 10;30 a.m., I will give an illustrated talk on Advocating Overlord at the Washington Metropolitan OASIS, which is in the back of the Macy’s Home Store in Montgomery Mall. Ninety minutes to talk provides plenty of opportunity to dive deeper into the facets – and controversies – of this fascinating…

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D-Day’s 75th Anniversary at Hyde Park

On June 6, the FDR Library & Museum will commemorate the 75th anniversary of D-Day with a wonderful program and fascinating special exhibit. I am honored to be invited back to give a talk on Advocating Overlord at 7:00 p.m. This time, the talk will be illustrated. Preceding me at 4:00 p.m., National Park Service…

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Kensington Day of the Book – April 28

Kensington, Maryland’s Day of the Book takes over the heart of our town on Sunday, April 28, from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Rain or shine, there’s always a great time to be had at Kensington’s book festival: children’s programs, readings, music, food, and books, books, books! I will be there selling and signing copies…

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Ferdinand Magellan Book Talk

Feb. 18, 2019, Presidents’ Day, Miami, FL:  I asked the Gold Coast Railroad Museum for a little podium for the book talk.  Response? “Well, talk from up there.”  So, I gave the talk from the rear platform of the Ferdinand Magellan in the very spot where Presidents Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry Truman, Dwight Eisenhower, and…

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FDR, the Ferdinand Magellan, and D-Day – a Miami Book Talk, Feb. 18

The 75th anniversary of the 1944 Normandy Invasion, D-Day, will be commemorated in 2019. Few people know that, ten months earlier on a remote siding in Canada,  aboard his private railroad car, the Ferdinand Magellan, President Franklin D. Roosevelt came to his personal decision to champion the liberation strategy that would begin with D-Day, Operation…

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New Review in the December USNI Proceedings

A very insightful review of Advocating Overlord appears in the December 2018 issue of the U.S. Naval Institute’s Proceedings.  The book is reviewed by Lt. Col. Bradley Fultz, USMC, the Marine attache in Tiblisi, Georgia (Abbie Hoffman said it first, “We are everywhere!”).  Lt. Col. Fultz was struck by the many case studies in Advocating…

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