Robert N. Macomber & John V. Quarstein
VIRTUAL EVENING LECTURE
War in the Tropics: Two Authors Talk About the Role of
Florida and the Caribbean in the Civil War
Robert N. Macomber and John V. Quarstein
Join The Mariners’ Museum for a captivating evening when it brings together two literary powerhouses and illustrious authors Robert N. Macomber and John V. Quarstein. Both well-versed historians and prolific writers, John V. Quarstein, who is director emeritus of the USS Monitor Center, will host Robert N. Macomber, author of the “Honor Series” novels and creator of the legendary Naval hero, Peter Wake, for a compelling discussion on the crucial role of Florida and the surrounding Caribbean in the US Civil War.
Viewers are welcome to send Robert and John any comments or questions during the presentation, and they will answer them following the lecture.
About the lecture:
In this unforgettable exchange between renowned authors and historians, Robert and John will discuss the often misunderstood but crucial role of Florida and the surrounding Caribbean in the US Civil War. From the war’s beginning to its tumultuous end, Spanish Cuba, the British Bahamas, French Mexico, and the Danish West Indies were the scenes of fantastic profits, naval skullduggery, and political intrigue. Come get an online perspective into how these authors’ research and writing processes produce such popular, award-winning works!
Evening Lecture: War in the Tropics
March 11 • 7 p.m. (EST)
Header image: Map of Mexico, Central America, and the West Indies, ca. 1864. Samuel Augustus Mitchell, cartographer. Wikimedia Commons, courtesy of Geographicus Rare Antique Maps. Public domain.
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