Illustrated Book Talk – Washington Metro OASIS September 17

By Phil Padgett | August 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

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…

D-Day’s 75th Anniversary at Hyde Park

By Phil Padgett | June 3, 2019 | 0 Comments

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…

Kensington Day of the Book – April 28

By Phil Padgett | April 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

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…

Ferdinand Magellan Book Talk

By Phil Padgett | February 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

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…

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

By Phil Padgett | January 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

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…

New Review in the December USNI Proceedings

By Phil Padgett | December 3, 2018 | 0 Comments

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…

University Club of Washington Meet the Author Night & Book Fair, Nov. 28

By Phil Padgett | November 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

Advocating Overlord will be among the works of 70-plus authors available for purchase and signing at the University Club of Washington’s 29th Annual Meet the Author Night & Book Fair, Wednesday, November 28, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Free to the public, this event is a great opportunity to buy books to give at…

Great Scale Model Train Show (You read that right)

By Phil Padgett | October 22, 2018 | 0 Comments

Saturday and Sunday, October 27-28, 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. Organizer Scott Geare, who loved the book, has graciously given me a table for sales.  Scott will be giving away a signed copy as…

Thank you Doris!

By Phil Padgett | October 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

Ten years ago, as she prepared to speak to the National Emergency Management Association, I approached Doris Kearns-Goodwin with my Post-it-bearded copy of her book, No Ordinary Time. earning an immediate, “That’s what authors like to see!”  We talked about my own idea for a book about FDR’s little-noticed 1943 fishing trip, then defined more…

On-Line Interview – Book Q&A with Deborah Kalb

By Phil Padgett | October 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

Deborah Kalb has posted a brief on-line interview about Advocating Overlord on her Book Q&A site. To read the interview, click on this link: