Published On: Tue, Nov 19th, 2019

The Friends of The Boca Raton Public Library Present “Yachts That Went To War” With Award-Winning Author Robert Macomber

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Thursday, December 12, 2019, 6:30pm

Downtown Library

 Boca Raton, FL – Yachts are normally considered luxury vessels, but during the Spanish-American War, they were used as warships! Uncover the fascinating story behind this fact when the Friends of the Boca Raton Public Library host Floridian Robert N. Macomber, a well-known historian, author, lecturer, and TV commentator, at the Boca Raton Downtown Library in “Yachts That Went to War.”

Robert Macomber grew up on the waters along the southwest coast of Florida and was an offshore racing skipper by the age of seventeen. He raced for the next thirty-two years in Florida, Mexico and the Bahamas. An award-winning author, internationally recognized lecturer, history enthusiast, and avid researcher, Mr. Macomber is best known for his Honor Series novels, which illuminate the U.S. Navy’s critical role in the expansion of America from a continental country in the mid-19th century into a global power in the early 20th century. He lectures around the world using his signature storytelling style. In addition to his other work, Mr. Macomber has been a Department of Defense consultant, specializing in strategic vision and planning by utilizing historical analogies of what works.

Mr. Macomber will speak at the Downtown Library, 400 NW 2nd Avenue, Boca Raton, on December 12 at 6:30pm. Register for this free presentation through the calendar at bocalibrary.org. Books will be available for purchase.

The Boca Raton Public Library provides outstanding library services, resources, and programs that meet the educational, recreational, cultural, and informational needs of library users in its two locations.

400 NW 2nd Avenue, Boca Raton, FL 33432

1501 NW Spanish River Blvd, Boca Raton, FL 33431

(561) 393-7852

www.bocalibrary.org

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