The Ghost Ship of Brooklyn
An Untold Story of the American Revolution
In vivid and often elegiac prose, Robert Watson has rediscovered a forgotten story about the grim and usually fatal fate of American prisoners of war during the American Revolution. We carry in our heads prim and proper pictures of that patriotic struggle that will need to be revised on the basis of Watson's thorough documentation of the hellish conditions aboard those floating dungeons where twice as many American soldiers and sailors died than in all the battles of the war. Watson makes 'lest we forget' ironic, since until now, we have.
Joseph J. Ellis, Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award-winning author of Founding Brothers and American Sphinx
The Nazi Titanic
The Incredible Untold Story of a Doomed Ship in World War II
The Nazi Titanic demonstrates that even within an area so deeply researched as the Second World War, researcher willing to do some digging can still uncover significant untold history. Well-known to South Florida audiences as a master story-teller, historian, and political commentator, Robert Watson lives up to his reputation in revealing an episode in WWII previously unknown even to scholars of the Holocaust. Beyond the mere telling of the tale, Watson offers a compelling account of the Cap Arcona's history and the personalities critical to its final tragic voyage in the last moments of the war. Watson offers that rare combination of meticulous research and compelling narrative, making The Nazi Titanic a compelling text for both scholars of the era and those with a more general interest.
Brian Amkraut, Ph.D., Executive Director, Laura and Alan Siegel Lifelong Learning Program, Case Western Reserve University
Robert Watson, Ph.D.
is an award-winning author, professor, historian, and analyst for numerous media outlets. He has published three dozen books on history and politics, five works of fiction, and hundreds of scholarly journal articles, book chapters, and reference essays.