The Book Tour Schedule for “The Great Halifax Explosion”

Hello, Loyal Readers!

Hope all’s well in your worlds.

The Great Halifax Explosion: A World War I Story of Treachery, Tragedy, and Extraordinary Heroism, which you can pre-order by clicking on the title, debuts in one week, on Tuesday, November 7. That night I’ll be presenting at Michigan’s Rackham Auditorium at 7 p.m., introduced by Michigan Radio’s great Cynthia Canty, and hosted by Literati, which will have hundreds of books for purchase.

The rest are below, with more to come. We’ll also be filling in some blanks — times and locations — in the days to come. Hope to see you in your city!

Thanks again for your great support. Without it, I could not continue to do what I love doing for a living: telling stories.





10/10/10 – Halifax, NS

Host: Maritime Museum of the Atlantic

Location: The MMA, 1675 Lower Water Street,

Halifax, Nova ScotiaCanada, B3J 1S3

Time: 7 PM


11/6/17 – Chicago, IL

Host: UM Club of Chicago

Location: The Diag, 2856 N. Southport Ave, Chicago, IL 60657

Time: 7 PM


11/7/17 – Ann Arbor, MI

Host: Literati Book Store

Location: Rackham Auditorium, 915 E. Washington St. Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1070

Time: 7 PM


11/20/17 –  Ann Arbor, MI

Host: UM Club of Ann Arbor

Location: Weber’s Inn, 3050 Jackson Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48103

Time: 10 AM


11/22/17 – Ann Arbor, MI

Host: Rotary Club of Ann Arbor

Location: Michigan Union, 530 S State St, Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Time: 12 PM


11/28/17 – Philadelphia, PA

Host: UM Club of Philadelphia

Location: TBD

Time: Evening


11/29/17 – New York, NY

Host: UM Club of New York

Location: TBD

Time: Evening


11/30/17-12/1/17 – Boston, MA 

Host: Brookline Booksmith

Location: 279 Harvard St., Brookline, MA 02446

Time: 7 PM


12/4/17 – Grand Rapids, MI

Host: UM Club of Grand Rapids

Location: Founders Brewing Co., 235 Grandville Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Time: 6:30 PM


12/5/17 – Ann Arbor, MI

Host: Nicola’s Books

Location: Nicola’s Books, 2513 Jackson Avenue, Ann Arbor, MI 48103

Time: 7 PM


12/7/17 – San Diego, CA

Host: UM Club of San Diego

Location: TBD

Time: Evening


12/8/17 – Los Angeles, CA

Host: UM Club of Los Angeles

Location: Los Angeles Athletic Club, 431 West Seventh Street, Los Angeles, CA 90014

Time: 7 PM


12/10/17 – Portland, OR

Host: UM Club of Portland

Location: TBD

Time: Evening


12/11/17 – Seattle, WA

Host: UM Club of Seattle

Location: Gordon Biersch Brewery, 600 Pine Street, #401, Seattle, WA 98101

Time: 6 PM


12/14/17 – Toronto, ON, CA

Host: UM Club of Toronto

Location:University of Toronto, Canadiana Gallery, Room CG-160, 14 Queen’s Park Crescent West, Toronto, Ontario M5S 3K9


Time: 7 PM


More to come soon.


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  • Jerry A.l Fullmer October 31, 2017 at 10:06 am

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    Don’t forget Cleveland on the tour.
    Despite being Ohio we read books here.

  • Bob Balson November 1, 2017 at 10:35 am

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  • YourBob Balson name (Required) November 1, 2017 at 10:37 am

    Sounds great, John!!

    Mike Lantry’s kick WAS good in the ’74 OSU game!!

  • Diane Your Name November 6, 2017 at 9:24 pm

    Metro Detroit? Detroit?

  • Tommy U November 14, 2017 at 9:44 pm

    Looks like you’re free on 12/9, but bypassing San Francisco. What gives . . .
    * No Michigan fans in the Bay Area?
    * Intimidated by Cal & Stanford?
    * Orders from Harbaugh?

    Tommy U

  • Melissa December 6, 2017 at 4:04 pm

    What about Washington DC area, where the #1 alumni group is located?


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