My break is over

Flag

me wrestling with one ginormous flag

Dear Readers,

I’ve taken a long break from blogging to work on a new book. Star Spangled: The Story of a Flag, a Battle, and a Song, is due out next year and targets ages 10-14, but will be of interest to adults as well. It looks at the story of the Star-Spangled Banner and the Battle of Baltimore from six different characters who lived it. Plus, some might consider Baltimore a character as well. Yes, Francis Scott Key is included, but there is much more to the story and I learned so much from my research. From the Great Bandit (British Rear Admiral George Cockburn) to the Colonial Marines (former slaves who became a fighting force for the British), and of course, savvy businesswoman Mary Pickersgill,  I’ll be writing more about it in this space in the coming months. The book will feature a variety of history sites that are preserved and open to the public today. Here are just a few photos from my research trips. Enjoy!

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About Tim

Author, public historian, and consultant. Author site: timgrove.net - My fifth book, Star Spangled: The Story of a Flag, a Battle, and the American Anthem, will be published in early 2020. Consulting site: grovehistoryconsulting.com I specialize in exhibition development, interpretive planning, education strategy, and history relevance. I'm passionate about helping history organizations of all sizes and kinds make history more relevant for their communities and the people they engage with. I'm happy to consider many types of writing projects for informal learning organizations. Reach me at tim@grovehistoryconsulting.com or authortimgrove@gmail.com
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1 Response to My break is over

  1. David R says:

    Glad to see you’re blogging again Tim!

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