May 24, 2010

JHU Press, Hopkins Club preview War of 1812 activities

The JHU Press is anticipating the approaching bicentennial of the War of 1812 with a multibook series called Johns Hopkins Books on the War of 1812.

At 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 8, at the Johns Hopkins Club, the authors of the first two books in the series, Don Shomette (Flotilla: The Patuxent Naval Campaign in the War of 1812) and Ralph Eshelman (The War of 1812 in the Chesapeake: A Reference Guide to Historic Sites in Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia), will discuss the notable history that Marylanders and the rest of the country are about to rediscover and will offer a preview of ambitious bicentennial plans that Maryland is making in the Chesapeake region.

The talk is part of the popular Lunch & Lecture Series co-hosted by the JHU Press and the Johns Hopkins Club. Admission is $20. Club members should contact the club to make reservations; nonmembers should contact Jack Holmes at 410-516-6928 to attend as a Friend of the Press.