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 Ronald Reagan had spoken. After years of research, determining among other events in the book, that aboard the Ferdinand Magellan in tiny Birch Island, Ontario, FDR reached his personal commitment to champion the Overlord strategy that would begin with D-Day, just being at the car was a thrill (yes, I went inside). Speaking from the rear platform was over the top. Thanks, Gold Coast Railroad Museum! Please give Ashes the cat a skritch for me.
Philip Padgett examines history by applying skills developed during 40 years of national security and preparedness research and analysis in the military, government, and the private sector. As Deputy Intelligence Adviser at the U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency, he supported from Washington teams negotiating five international treaties and agreements. Read more >>