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History Happy Hour Episode 106: Down by the Sea in Books

Guests: Admiral James Stavridis

The Sailors Bookshelf

This Week on History Happy Hour: Rick and Chris talk to the former Supreme Commander of NATO…about books! Admiral James Stavridis shares his love of the sea and some of the sources of that affection in a new book, The Sailor’s Bookshelf.

He looks at fifty books that illustrate the history, importance, lore, and lifestyle of the oceans and of those who "go down to the sea in ships." He also throws in a few of his own sea stories.

What are some of your favorite books about the sea, fiction or non-fiction? Join us Sunday at 4 PM ET to talk about them on History Happy Hour, where history is always on tap.

Adm. James Stavridis, USN (Ret.) is a retired four-star officer who led the NATO Alliance in global operations from 2009 to 2013 as Supreme Allied Commander with responsibility for Afghanistan, Libya, the Balkans, Syria, counter-piracy, and cyber security. He served as Commander of U.S. Southern Command, with responsibility for all military operations in Latin America from 2006-9. Admiral Stavridis earned a PhD in international relations and is Dean Emeritus of the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. He has published ten books and hundreds of articles in leading journals around the world.

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