Great Scale Model Train Show (You read that right)

By Phil Padgett | October 22, 2018 |

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 |

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 |

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:

EAT Local READ Local Book Sale and Festival – Saturday, Sept. 29

By Phil Padgett | September 27, 2018 |

“EAT Local READ Local,” a wonderful one-day book sale and festival! I’ll be there at the Cascades Library in Potomac Falls, VA, to sell and sign copies of Advocating Overlord along with 69 other authors and their works. AND there will be food and music! Rain or shine (we’ll be in tents). Hope to see…

Strategy Page Review of Advocating Overlord

By Phil Padgett | September 25, 2018 |

A review of Advocating Overlord has been published by the on-line military affairs news site, Strategy Page.  In addition to current news, Strategy Page archives material going back to the 1980’s logically, making the site a good place to research questions.  You can access their review of Advocating Overlord by going to:

Illustrated Book Talk – New Jersey World War II Book Club

By Phil Padgett | September 16, 2018 |

Wednesday, September 19 at 7:00 p.m., I’ll give an illustrated talk on Advocating Overlord to the New Jersey World War II Book Club.  We’ll meet in the Millburn Public Library at 200 Glen Avenue, Millburn, NJ 07041.  The club is a lively group with many interesting talks archived on their website.  You can find them…

First Amendment

By Phil Padgett | August 24, 2018 |

On August 13, while I was flying to New Orleans for a book talk, Donald Trump’s lawyer attempted to threaten Simon & Shuster into ceasing publication of a book that criticizes the president. Simon & Shuster stood its ground, replying that it “will not be silenced by legal threats grounded in vague allusions.” Earlier this…

National World War II Museum Book Conversation, Aug. 15

By Phil Padgett | August 19, 2018 |

August 15 was the occasion for a wonderful conversation about Advocating Overlord with National World War II Museum historian Dr, Keith Huxen.  With this D-Day invasion-striped C-47 suspended overhead, 190 people gathered in person while others joined in courtesy of live streaming of the event.  Nice reception, great discussion, and a perfect setting.  My deep…

Heading to the Big Easy

By Phil Padgett | August 12, 2018 |

Monday evening, I will be wheels up for New Orleans.  On Wednesday, Aug. 15, at 6:00 p.m., I’ll give a book talk at the National World War II Museum, right downtown on Magazine Street, preceded by a reception with light refreshments at 5:00 p.m.  What could be nicer?  When our church took 109 volunteers to…

By Phil Padgett | August 7, 2018 |

The book talk aboard USS Texas Last Saturday was great fun.  My deep thanks go to all who helped. We met in a former berthing space. The heavy steel hooks from which the sailors hung their hammocks are still welded to the overhead beams.  Must have made for interesting sleeping during an Atlantic gale.  104-year…