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Lecture: The War of 1812 – A New Perspective

March 24, 2012 @ 10:30 am

Did either side win the War of 1812? Or was it merely a stalemate, or, worse, a senseless waste of life? Noted historian Rear Admiral Joseph F. Callo explores the facts, strategic issues, and relevant history to get past the tired debate about who won and who lost—and to present a new appreciation of the true importance of the war and its long-term implications for both the United States and Great Britain. Looking beyond the victories and defeats, and the mistakes made on both sides, RADM Callo examines the growth of American sea power during the war, and its far-reaching impact on the development of the world as we know it today.

RADM Joseph F. Callo is the author of the award-winning book John Paul Jones: America’s First Sea Warrior, and three books about Admiral Lord Nelson. He also was U.S. author/editor for Who’s Who in Naval History and is an award-winning television producer and writer. RADM Callo writes frequently on military subjects for magazines and newspapers, and he is a Naval History Author of the Year. His next book, The Sea Was Always There, is due out in the spring.

The Public Is Invited!
Please contact the National Maritime Historical Society at
914-737-7878, ext. 0, if you plan to attend. Or you may RSVP to

Coffee is at 10:30 AM. Presentation is at 11:00 AM.
A $5 donation is appreciated.

Lunch afterwards at The Cove. Cost for lunch per person is $20, prepaid, and includes coffee and dessert. Please make your reservation before 22 March.

Visit the National Maritime Historical Society website at for more information.


March 24, 2012
10:30 am
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The Cove
5 John Walsh Boulevard
Peekskill, NY United States


National Maritime Historical Society