Lecture - Intrepid Sailors: The Legacy of Preble’s Boys and the Tripoli Campaign - Chipp Reid

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Award-winning journalist, Chipp Reid, discusses his newest book, Intrepid Sailors: The Legacy of Preble’s Boys and the Tripoli Campaign. Culling myth from fact, Reid uses the words of the naval officers themselves to share how their experiences in Tripoli shaped their naval careers, including their service in the War of 1812. Many of USS Constitution’s own 1812 heroes cut their teeth under Preble, including William Bainbridge and Charles Stewart. Whether it is the daring raid to burn the captured American frigate Philadelphia, the escape attempts of American prisoners, or the loss of Intrepid, Reid offers rare insights into the lives of America’s early naval officers and heroes.

Chipp Reid, an award-winning journalist, has covered the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and investigated homeland security issues, among other subjects. He works in Washington and lives in Annapolis, MD.

Book signing and reception to follow.