Gentle People, With much regret, the April 26 Kensington Day of the Book festival had to be canceled  to conform with the public health response to the COVID 19 pandemic.  I was looking forward to having a table adjoining my best friend form college, Jim Lewis. Jim was coming from Pittsburgh with his cracking good…

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May 1, 2020, the paperback edition of Advocating Overlord will be released by University of Nebraska Press in the United States and Canada. Publisher’s recommended price will be $26.95 US and $40.00 Canadian.  ISBN: 978-1-64012-312-0 Phil PadgettPhilip Padgett examines history by applying skills developed during 40 years of national security and preparedness research and analysis…

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The book talk on Advocating Overlord now is available for viewing on the website ( https://philpadgett.com.advocating-overlord/ ). Go to the “Watch the Book Talk” button on either the “Home” page or “About the Book” and click. Then click “View on You Tube.” I gave the talk on October 8, 2019, to the Dr. Harold C. Deutsch…

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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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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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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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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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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, 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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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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