Bank Square Books and Savoy Bookshop & Café present an author talk and Q&A with Glenn A. Knoblock for the new book New England Shipbuilding.
This event is free, but registration is required. Registration details are at the bottom of this page.
About the Book
For more than four hundred years, New England shipyards have contributed significantly to America's maritime and naval supremacy. This compelling story is presented through the histories of seventy ships built from the colonial era down to modern times. Well-known vessels like the Constitution, the Nautilus, the Flying Cloud and the infamous whaleship Essex are included, but so, too, are lesser-known ships, including the ill-fated Wyoming and the far-ranging voyager Union. Every type of vessel is covered--their building or voyages making nautical news, often in exciting fashion, and their exploits filled with adventure, danger, tragedy and survival. Historian and author Glenn A. Knoblock explores the construction, life and demise of these ships and details their contribution to our nation's maritime heritage.
About Glenn Knoblock
Glenn Knoblock (1962-) is a native of Ohio with New England roots. After graduating with a BA in History from Bowling Green State University (Ohio), he moved to New Hampshire in 1984 and has been there ever since. In his numerous works he has explored unusual aspects of New Hampshire history. He has also specialized in African American military history, both at the state and national level. His work "Strong and Brave Soldiers: New Hampshire's Black Soldiers and Sailors of the American Revolution" has been called by one reviewer "a powerful, uplifting, and shameful story, a profound tale". Nationally, Glenn is an expert on African Americans who served in the U.S. Navy during World War II, as documented in his book "Black Submariners of the U.S. Navy", and has documented all known African American Naval, Coast Guard, and Merchant Marine casualties and award winners from WW II in yet another work. What drives Glenn in his choice of research and book topics? "Its all about recovering our lost history, and documenting the achievements and contributions of notable individuals whose stories would otherwise be lost". In continuing this mission, Glenn has been a primary contributor, in both print and online editions, to the African American National Biography Project, a collaborative work between Harvard and Oxford University Press. To date, he has authored the biographies of over 100 significant African American military servicemen that have served from the Revolutionary War through the Vietnam War.
Glenn and his wife Terry, and their daughter Anna, live in Wolfeboro Falls, NH.
For more than four hundred years, New England shipyards have contributed significantly to America's maritime and naval supremacy. This compelling story is presented through the histories of seventy ships built from the colonial era down to modern times.