Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- Ken Miller, Robert P. Watson:
GBF Home Page: [Click here] to go to the Gaithersburg Book Festival home page.
Bruce Guthrie Photos Home Page: [Click here] to go to Bruce Guthrie Photos home page.
Description of Pictures: Ken Miller, Robert P. Watson
Revolutionary War Prisoners
American POWs in Brooklyn's floating prison stirred colonial outrage, while British captives held in makeshift detention camps in Lancaster, PA created a flashpoint for community conflict, prolonging the fight to create a national identity.
Ken Miller is an associate professor of History at Washington College in Chestertown, Md., where he teaches courses on early America. He is the author of “Dangerous Guests: Enemy Captives and Revolutionary Communities During the War for Independence,” which won the “Journal of the American Revolution” Book of the Year Award. He has appeared on C-SPAN3’s American History TV and the acclaimed history podcast, “Ben Franklin’s World,” and has held fellowships from such notable institutions as the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, the American Antiquarian Society, the Library Company of Philadelphia and the David Library of the American Revolution.
Robert P. Watson, Ph.D. is an award-winning author, historian, professor and media commentator who has published 40 books and hundreds of scholarly articles and popular essays and is regularly interviewed by print, radio and television news outlets, including C-SPAN’s Book TV. His recent books include “The Nazi Titanic: The Incredible Untold Story of a Doomed Ship in World War II” (Da Capo Press, 2016); “America’s First Crisis: The War of 1812” (SUNY Press, 2014), winner of the Independent Publishers’ Gold Medal; and “Affairs of State: The Untold History of Presidential Love, Sex, and Scandal” (Rowman & Littlefield, 2012).
Recognize anyone? If you recognize specific folks (or other stuff) and I haven't labeled them, please identify them for the world. Click the little pencil icon underneath the file name (just above the picture). Spammers need not apply.
Slide Show: Want to see the pictures as a slide show?
Copyrights: All pictures were taken by amateur photographer Bruce Guthrie (me!) who retains copyright on them. Free for non-commercial use with attribution. See the [Creative Commons] definition of what this means. "Photos (c) Bruce Guthrie" is fine for attribution. (Commercial use folks including AI scrapers can of course contact me.) Feel free to use in publications and pages with attribution but you don't have permission to sell the photos themselves. A free copy of any printed publication using any photographs is requested. Descriptive text, if any, is from a mixture of sources, quite frequently from signs at the location or from official web sites; copyrights, if any, are retained by their original owners.
Bigger photos? To save server space, the full-sized versions of these images have either not been loaded to the server or have been removed from the server. (Only some pages are loaded with full-sized images and those usually get removed after three months.)
I still have them though. If you want me to email them to you, please send an email to email@example.com
and I can email them to you, or, depending on the number of images, just repost the page again will the full-sized images.
2018 photos: Equipment this year: I continued to use my Fuji XS-1 cameras but, depending on the event, I also used a Nikon D7000.
Trips this year:
Civil War Trust conferences in Greenville, NC, Newport News, VA, and my farewell event with them in Chicago, IL (via sites in Louisville, KY, St. Louis, MO, and Toledo, OH),
three trips to New York City (including New York Comic-Con), and
my 13th consecutive trip to San Diego Comic-Con (including sites in Reno, Sacramento, San Francisco, and Los Angeles).
Number of photos taken this year: about 535,000.
Connection Not Secure messages? Those warnings you get from your browser about this site not having secure connections worry some people. This means this site does not have SSL installed (the link is http:, not https:). That's bad if you're entering credit card numbers, passwords, or other personal information. But this site doesn't collect any personal information so SSL is not necessary. Life's good!
Limiting Text: You can turn off all of this text by clicking this link: