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: https://deborahkalbbooks.blogspot.com/2018/10/q-with-philip-padgett.html

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: https://www.strategypage.com/bookreviews/1692

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…

Book Talk Aboard Battleship Texas, Saturday, August 4

By Phil Padgett | August 3, 2018 |

Flying to Texas to give a book talk aboard the 104-year old battleship USS Texas on Saturday morning at 11:00 a.m. Central Time. Will talk about the Texas’ escort mission in the movement of over one million troops to Britain and the battleship’s action on D-Day. Looking forward to exploring this history on the deck…

FDR Library Book Talk of June 16 Can Be Viewed in BookTV’s Archive

By Phil Padgett | July 12, 2018 |

The book talk that I gave at the FDR Library’s “Roosevelt Reading Festival” on June 16, 2018, now is available for viewing in the C-Span2 Book TV archive at: https://www.c-span.org/video/?446655-6/advocating overlord  In this the talk, I chose to focus on events in the summer of 1943.  A key milestone in the Anglo-American strategy negotiations was the…