My historical novel, 'Madness: The War of 1812' wins award from 2013 New York Book Festival

cover high resMy historical novel, Madness: The War of 1812, has received an "honorable mention" from the Th2013 New York Book Festival in the fiction category. My thanks to the Festival and the judges for the honor.

Madness, published in November, is the story of how ordinary Americans fought and survived in the War of 1812, possible the most ill-conceived and poorly executed war in American history. Yet is was one of America's most important wars.

Find out what the judges like by ordering Madness now from Or order a signed copy from me by emailing

Find about more about the book, including other recommendations at



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  • Congratulations! It's on my wish list. Can't wait to read it.

  • In reply to siblingless:

    Thanks so much.

  • Hey, congratulations Dennis!

  • Dennis, I read it several times and passed it on to my friends. I told you early on it was a great book and I wasn't mad ( as in Mad Hatter) at the time.

  • And thanks again for your great review.

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