(Belcamp, Maryland – September 22, 2014) 200 years ago, Baltimore was under siege. The War of 1812 was tiring the young Nation and Baltimore was the last stand. What happened over 6 weeks in the region changed the course of the War and gave Baltimore a badge of honor. Join us for a look at this battle with journalist and author Steve Vogel, who is taking time from a schedule that includes National Public Radio, The Smithsonian Channel, and CBS Sunday Morning, to visit the Fallston Library on Thursday September 25 at 6:30pm. He will discuss Through the Perilous Fight: Six Weeks that Saved the Nation, which takes readers into the Battle of Baltimore with a fast-paced, vibrant account of the people, places, and situations that make this historic conflict unique, yet under-appreciated today.
Vogel is a veteran journalist who has written extensively for The Washington Post, mainly on politics and military affairs. His reporting about the war in Afghanistan was part of a package of Washington Post stories selected as a finalist for the 2002 Pulitzer Prize. The width and depth of his experience is staggering – Vogel covered the September 11, 2001, terrorist attack on the Pentagon, and the building’s subsequent reconstruction; the war in Iraq and the first Gulf War and the treatment of veterans from the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq; and U.S. military operations in Rwanda, Somalia, and the Balkans. Vogel is also the author of The Pentagon – A History.
Through the Perilous Fight: Six Weeks that Saved the Nation will be available for purchase and signing. Registration is suggested at 410-638-3003.
Harford County Public Library operates eleven branches located throughout Harford County, Maryland. The library serves 182,000 registered borrowers of all ages and has an annual circulation of over 4.1 million. Harford County Public Library is committed to connecting people with information and promoting the love of reading within the community.