What was America’s worst war?

I'll discuss what may have been America's worst and most nearly ruinous war at the  North Shore Senior Center, at 10 a.m. Tuesday Oct. 29

Even worse than the Vietnam and Iraq wars? As I write in my historical novel, Madness: The War of 1812.

Never in the history of American warfare has this nation witnessed such an cover 1812exhibition of cowardice, indecisiveness, incompetence, and laziness in the army’s senior officer ranks. Battle after battle was lost, untrained troops were sacrificed in fights they could never win, territories won were quickly squandered, and the chain of command was ignored to near-treasonous levels.

 

I'll talk about  why I think that  America’s least remembered and understood, most ill-conceived and poorly remembered war also may be the nation’s most important war.

Please join me if you can for the free lecture at the Senior Center, 161 Northfield Rd. in Northfield.

Book details are at www.madness1812.com, where you can order it at a big discount off the publisher's price.

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  • It's a close race between the 'the war on poverty' and the 'war on drugs', but with welfare fast becoming our greatest industry and socialism fast becoming a non-benign answer to our 'lawyer-state induced problems', I'll chose 'war on poverty' for 1000...did I win?

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    choose..

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