Mike Lantry Finally Gets the Thanks He Deserves

Hello, Loyal Readers! Hope all’s well with you. The Great Halifax Explosion book tour is going great, so thanks to so many of you who’ve already come out to meet me on the trail. Philadelphia and New York this week, with Boston tonight, at the Brookline Booksmith. Next week is Grand Rapids on Monday, at […]

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Halifax book tour: Philly Tuesday, New York Wednesday, and Boston Friday — oh my!

Hello, Loyal Readers! For “The Great Halifax Explosion” book tour, I’ll be visiting: Philadelphia Tuesday night, Nov. 28. New York Wednesday night, Nov. 29 Boston Friday night, Dec. 1 In all book tour stops, I’ll be giving a talk about the book, answer questions, and sign your books. You can order them in advance from […]

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Why Nova Scotia Sends Boston its Best Christmas Tree Every Year: How Boston Helped Save Halifax

Every year at this time the province of Nova Scotia spends $180,000 to send Boston the province’s best Christmas tree, which they light in Boston Common, the nation’s oldest public park. Why do they do it? Because a century ago, Boston sent two trains, two ships, 100 doctors, 300 nurses, and a million dollars of […]

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Concussions and the Future of Football

Hello, Loyal Readers, The Great Halifax Explosion: A World War I Story of Treachery, Tragedy, and Extraordinary Heroism hit the shelves on Tuesday, November 7, and the response so far has been universally positive. Here’s a review from The National Post, one of Canada’s biggest papers, which said, “Bacon applies something like a play-by-play strategy to […]

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A Q&A on The Great Halifax Explosion

Hello, Loyal Readers! This week we have a Q&A that ran on Military History Now, on The Great Halifax Explosion: A World War I Story of Treachery, Tragedy, and Extraordinary Heroism, which launched Tuesday with a great event at Michigan’s Rackham Auditorium. For the 800 or so folks who just about filled the place, Thank […]

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How Canada’s Greatest Tragedy and America’s Response Spawned Michigan Hockey

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 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 […]

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