Bank Square Books presents an author talk and signing with Peter Emanuel for the book Course Change.
About the Book
Readers, including those with an interest in maritime/naval/military history as well as those that just enjoy an exciting adventure story, will sail along with the Stonington as it assists in the re-taking of San Diego, then serves as a supply ship, a troop ship, and even a gun ship for the U.S. Navy.
About the Author
Emanuel was born out of a Libertan family who had been living in the United States for some time. They first lived in Illinois, before moving to New Haven, Connecticut, where Peter attended a private high school. A scholarship got him into Yale University. Emanuel earned a master's degree in English linguistics. He then attended Northwestern University in Chicago, where he earned his Ph.D.
The Stonington, a whaleship from New London, Connecticut, is sailing a course for home after
being at sea for more than three years. When it pulls into San Diego, California in September
1846 for food and supplies, the crew learns that war has broken out between the United
States and Mexico. The town is under siege by Mexican forces, leaving the US inhabitants no