Publications

Publications

An American Crisis: George Washington and the Dangerous Two Years After Yorktown, 1781-1783. Walker & Company, 2011.

Empires at War: The French and Indian War and the Struggle for North America, 1754-1763. New York: Walker Books, 2005. Paperback edition 2006.

America and The Sea A Maritime History. Co-author. Mystic: Mystic Seaport, 1998

Samuel Adams Radical Puritan. New York: Longmans, 1997.

Silas Talbot: Captain of Old Ironsides. Mystic: Mystic Seaport, 1995.

Under Two Flags: The American Navy in the Civil War. New York: W.W. Norton, 1990. Paperback edition by Avon Books. Chosen as a Military History Book Club Selection.

Jack Tars and Commodores: The American Navy 1783-1815. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1984.

The Baron of Beacon Hill: A Biography of John Hancock. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1980. Research sponsored in part by American Philosophical Society.

Rebels Under Sail: The American Navy During the Revolution. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1976. Nominated for Winship Prize at Globe Book Fair. Chosen as Military History Book Club Selection. Winner of Phi Alpha Theta Prize and chosen by Choice Magazine as one of best history books for 1976. Research sponsored in part by National Endowment for the Humanities.

The American Revolution Reconsidered. edited with Wallace Coyle. Boston: Northeastern University Press, 1976.

William Ellery: A Rhode Island Politico and Lord of Admiralty. Metuchen: Scarecrow, 1973.

Articles in Scholarly Publications

“New York Trade: The Irish Trade,” Research Reports in the Social Sciences. 2(1970): pp. 23-33.

“William Ellery: An American Lord of Admiralty,” The American Neptune Magazine, 31 (1971): pp. 235-252.

“A Farce Reexamined,” Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography, 95 (1971): pp. 529-532.

“William Ellery: The Making of a Rhode Island Politician,” Rhode Island History, 30 (1971): pp. 125-135.

“A Yankee Peddler, Nonimportation and the New York Merchants,” New York Historical Society Quarterly, 56 (1972): pp. 59-63.

“A Connecticut Yankee in a Pennsylvania Court,” The Connecticut Historical Society Bulletin, 37 (1972): pp. 59-63.

“America’s Super Frigates,” Mariner’s Mirror, 15(1974): pp. 49- 56.

“The Non Volunteer Navy,” United States Naval Institute Proceedings, 100 (1974): pp. 73-78.

“James Nicholson and the Continental Frigate Virginia,” The American Neptune Magazine, 34 (1974): pp. 135-141.

“The Massachusetts Election of 1785, A Triumph of Virtue,” Collections of the Essex Institute, 117 (1975): pp. 290-304.

“John Hancock: The Paradoxical President,” New England Historic Genealogical Register, 130 (1975): pp. 164-178.

“The New York Frigates,” The American Neptune Magazine, 38 (1978): pp. 15-27.

“Remarks Upon the Views of the Livings of College Officers 1782,” History of Education Quarterly, 17 (1977): pp. 197- 201.

“Johnny Dupe versus the Patriot Scourge,” Boston Bar Journal, 22 (1978): pp. 9-15.

“Disaster in Penobscot Bay,” Naval War College Review, 31 (1979): pp. 75-80.

“The Business of War: Boston As A Navy Base, 1776-1783,” The American Neptune Magazine, 42 (1982): pp. 25-35.

“Into the Ocean World,” with Jay Kaufman in The American Neptune Magazine, 44 (1985): pp. 110-113.

“Sloop of War, Sloop of Peace: The Voyage of the USS Jamestown,” Proceedings of the Massachusetts Historical Society, 98 (1991): pp. 49-59.

“Relief on the River: The Red Rover,” Naval History, 5 (1991): pp. 14-19.

“The Navy’s Barbary War Crusade,” Naval History, 19, no. 4(2005), pp. 55-58.

“The Seven Years War,” The Beaver, (Publication of the Canadian History Society) forthcoming.

Chapters in Books

“Marine Insurance In Boston.” in Entrepreneurs: The Boston Business Community, 1750-1850. Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 1997. pp. 150-179.

“Esek Hopkins: Commander in Chief of the Continental Navy,” in James Bradford, ed., Command Under Sail Makers of the American Naval Tradition, 1775-1850.” Annapolis: United States Naval Institute, 1985. pp. 3-17. Reprinted in James Bradford, ed. Quarterdeck and Bridge Two Centuries of American Naval Leaders. Annapolis: United States Naval Institute Press, 1997

“Forward” and “Epilogue” in Boston Looks Seaward. Boston: Northeastern University Press, 1985. reprint. pp. 5-6, 286-293.

“Trye All Ports: The Port of Boston, 1783-1793,” in Massachusetts and the New Nation Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 1992. pp. 35-53.

“Introduction,” in The Journals of Thomas Bartlett Sears. Edited by Marion Sears Chaffin. Plymouth: The Pilgrim Society, 1989. pp.1-11.

“Introduction,” Editing Naval Documents: An Historical Appreciation.” Washington: Naval Historical Center, 1984. pp. 1- 2.

“A Face Set to the Sea,” in The Meeting of City and Sea: A Guide to the John Joseph Moakley United States Courthouse,” Boston: United States District Court, 2005, pp. 9-11.

“Introduction,” Empires Collide: The French and Indian War, 1754-1763. London: Osprey, 2006.

“Foreword,” The Fish and The Falcon: Gloucester’s Resolute Role in America’s Fight For Freedom. Charleston: The History press, 1996.

Articles in Encyclopedias

“Isaiah Thomas.” World Book Encyclopedia.

“Valley Forge.” World Book Encyclopedia.

“Committee of Safety.” World Book Encyclopedia.

“Philip Mazzi.” World Book Encyclopedia.

“Confederation Congress.” World Book Encyclopedia.

“Esek Hopkins.” Dictionary of American Military Biography. Westport: Greenwood Press, 1984. 2: pp. 491-493.

“Esek Hopkins.” The American Revolution 1775-1783 An Encyclopedia. New York: Garland, 1993. pp. 775-776.

“Marine Committee.” The American Revolution 1775-1783 An Encyclopedia. New York: Garland, 1993. pp. 1009-1010.

“Boston.” James Madison and the American Nation, 1751-1836. Edited by Robert A. Rutland. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1994. p. 45.

“New England.” James Madison and the American Nation, 1751- 1836. Edited by Robert A. Rutland. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1994. pp. 318-320.

“Caleb Strong.” James Madison and the American Nation, 1751- 1836. Edited by Robert A. Rutland. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1994. pp. 390-391.

30 Biographical sketches (mostly naval officers) in American National Biography (1999)

“War of 1812”, The Encyclopedia of New England. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2005, p. 717.

“Boston,’ Oxford Encyclopedia of Maritime History.” New York: Oxford University Press, 2006.

Articles in Atlases

“Fort Fisher.” The Atlas of the Civil War. Edited by James M. McPherson.

New York: Macmillan, 1994. pp. 206-207.

“Campaign Against Charleston.” The Atlas of the Civil War. Edited by James M. McPherson. New York: Macmillan, 1994. pp. 126-127.

“Showdown at Hampton Roads.” The Atlas of the Civil War. Edited by James M. McPherson. New York: Macmillan, 1994. pp. 62-63.

Articles in Popular Media

“The Newburyport Frigates.” North Shore ’76. Weekend magazine supplement of Essex County Massachusetts Newspapers, Inc. 29 May 1996.

“Penobscot Bay.” Harvard Magazine. July – August (1979), pp. 26-31.

“The New England Quarterly.” Serials Review. 8 (1985): 45-46.

“Nina, Pinta, Santa Maria: Three Little Ships That Changed the World.” Tall Ships A Grand Salute to the Sea. Magazine supplement Boston Globe, 5 July, 1992. pp. 14, 20, 40.

“The Tragedy that Befell the Early Algonkins.” Metro North, Fall 1989. pp. 10-11.

“Loami Baldwin, Patriot Pomologist.” Metro North. Winter 1989-90. pp. 12-13.

“The Navy of the New Republic.” The Captain James Lawrence Symposium Addresses. Burlington City: Burlington County Cultural and Heritage Commission, 1983.

“Hancock versus Gage A Prelude to Revolution.” Boston: First Corps of Cadets, 1980.

“Birth of the U.S. Navy,” Cobblestone (September 1997), pp. 8-11.