CIMM Speaker Series: Dearest Minnie, A Sailor’s Story

CIMM Speaker Series is proud to host historical novelist Leslie Compton, author of Dearest Minne, A Sailor’s Story. Join us as we explore Leslie’s research into this fascinating story.

ABOUT THE BOOK:

Dearest Minnie is a strong narrative-driven historical fiction that brings to light a typical sailor’s life on the USS Virginia during Teddy Roosevelt’s Great White Fleet cruise of sixteen battleships around the world in 1907-1909.

This story chronicles not only the cruise itself but the social and political climate of that time in each port where the ships re-coaled. It is told through picture postcards and letters vividly portraying this world event sent from the sailor to his sweetheart eventually leading to a proposal of marriage. Leslie Compton’s research, the colored postcards, and the actual words written by the sailor creates a fresh approach to this subject.

This book will appeal to those who have an interest in American history, military history, postcard collecting, geopolitical interest, and romance.

Date

Oct 20 2021
Expired!

Time

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
CIMM

Location

CIMM
Channel Islands Harbor, Oxnard, CA