Lecture Video: “Hold Fast” by Marshall Highet & Bird Stasz Jones
The authors will discuss the process of writing collaboratively, doing historical research, and transforming a paragraph from an 1886 family chronicle into an adventure story for young readers.
Lecture Video: “Ahab’s Rolling Sea: A Natural History of ‘Moby Dick'”
Although Herman Melville’s "Moby-Dick" is beloved as one of the most profound and enduring works of American fiction, we rarely consider it a work of nature writing—or even a novel of the sea.
Lecture Video: “Setting Sail In America: The Remarkable Story of Herreshoff S Class Sailboats”
Setting Sail in America is an homage to the Class, and takes the reader on a compelling journey through the history of the S boat- a journey that visits milestones in American society, politics, business, and social life.
Lecture Video: “Pirate Ghosts And Phantom Ships Of New England”
New England is rich with stories and legends of ghost ships and pirates long dead. Blackbeard, Sandy Gordon, Captain Kidd and many more once called the region home; and still do. Phantom ships continue to roam the waters of the New England coast. Some mysteriously abandoned while other vanished never to be seen again, in the physical form anyway.