Events

Events & Other News

Literary Activity

 David's article on Thomas Knowlton's Revolution was selected by the editors of the Journal of the American Revolution (JAR), the leading online source of new research on the Revolution and Founding Era, to be republished in the eighth annual volume of the year's top JAR articles. This hardcover book presents the best historical research and writing published by the journal during the prior calendar year as determined by the editors. Production is scheduled for June 2022.

  "This will be a good one." That's how historian Mark Edward Lender (author of Cabal: The Plot Against General Washington) assesses the manuscript for David's next book, The Battle of Harlem Heights, 1776, which is under contract with Westholme Publishing as part of its Small Battles series (publication is anticipated in late 2022). Westholme is collaborating with a pair of distinguished scholars—Lender and James Kirby Martin (author of Benedict Arnold, Revolutionary Hero: An American Warrior Reconsidered), series editors—to offer a fresh and important new perspective on the story of America’s early military conflicts that focuses on these engagements at their most intimate and revealing level. More information about the volumes in this series is available here.

—  David's latest article for the Journal of the American RevolutionEdward Hand's American Journey—was published May 12, 2022. He was interviewed about the article by historian Brady Crytzer for Dispatches, the podcast of the journal.

—  The Road to Assunpink Creek was reviewed in the Spring 2022 issue of Places in Time, the Lawrence Historical Society newsletter, by trustee Judy Salcewicz, who wrote: "I recommend this well-documented narration of a crucial time in our nation's history that turned the tide of the Revolution." 

 David's article on Colonel John Haslet and the first Delaware Regiment is scheduled to appear in the Winter 2022 Swan Historical Foundation Newsletter

Speaker Events

David has spoken at book lecture and signing events hosted by a variety of organizations and institutions, as well as participating in interviews and discussion forums. He welcomes inquiries about his availability at dpauthor64@gmail.com.

Upcoming Events

>  Guided Tours - Washington Crossing Historic Park (PA) - May 28 and 30; June dates TBD.  David works part-time as a historical interpreter at the WCHP Visitor Center (open 10 am - 5 pm), where he is available to autograph books and joins other interpreters in giving guided tours. Information about tours and the option to purchase tickets are provided at https://www.washingtoncrossingpark.org/tickets/Please note: The identity of the person giving a tour at any particular time cannot be determined in advance of that date.
Contact: Visitor Center - 215-493-4076; Park website - https://www.washingtoncrossingpark.org/#

>  Guided Tours - Princeton Battlefield State Park - June 19, July 10, August 7, and September 11.  David volunteers as a historical interpreter for the Princeton Battlefield Society (PBS) tour program. Guided tours of the battlefield are conducted on alternate Sundays from early May to mid-October. More information is available on the PBS website at https://pbs1777.org/battlefield-tours/.

>  Book Study Group Discussion - Colonel John Haslet Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution – June 2, 7 - 8 pm on Zoom. David will be participating in a discussion of his latest book, John Haslet's World, among the group members and other invited participants.

>  Speaking Engagement - The Bridge Street Academy Chapter, 1900 Lawrenceville Road, Lawrenceville, NJ – June 5, 2 - 4:30 pm. David will be a speaker at the Bridge to the American Revolution Day event sponsored by the academy and will be selling signed copies of his books. (Parking is at Adath Israel—1958 Lawrenceville Road.) For more information about this event, please call 609-844-0770.

>  Speaking Engagement - Cobblestone Creek Country Club, Lawrenceville, NJ (members only) – June 16, Breakfast. David will be speaking about Revolutionary War events that occurred in the local area. 

>  Book Signing - Washington Crossing Historic Park (PA) – July 4, 12 - 4 pm. David will be signing copies of his books that are purchased in the gift shop at the Visitor Center.

Past Speaker Events

>  A video of David's Go to Webinar presentation for the NJ State Library, entitled John Haslet: A Colonel in Washington's Army, is available on the library's YouTube channel here.

David has spoken at events sponsored by the following:

  • Multiple chapters of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution and the Sons of the American Revolution in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania 
  • Society of the Sons of the Revolution in the State of New Jersey
  • Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum, Allentown, PA
  • New Jersey State Library, Trenton, NJ
  • The Friends of Washington Crossing Park, Washington Crossing Historic Park, PA
  • Old Barracks Museum, Trenton, NJ
  • Nassau Club, Princeton, NJ
  • The Present Day Club, Princeton, NJ
  • Princeton Public Library, Princeton, NJ
  • Trenton Free Public Library, Trenton, NJ
  • North Jersey American Revolution Round Table
  • American Revolution Round Table of South Jersey
  • American Revolution Round Table of Northern Delaware
  • Delaware Military Museum, Wilmington, DE (Major General William H. Duncan Memorial Lecture Series)
  • Historic Rock Ford, Lancaster, PA (home of Revolutionary War hero Edward Hand)
  • Historic Morrisville Society, Morrisville, PA
  • Lawrence Historical Society, Lawrence Township, NJ
  • Annual Colonel Hand Historic March, Lawrence Township, NJ
  • Burlington County Lyceum of History and Natural Sciences Association
  • Multiple branches of the Mercer County (NJ) Library System
  • Traditions at Washington Crossing Book Club, Upper Makefield Township, PA
  • Trenton Symposium
  • Stonebridge Continuing Care Retirement Community, Montgomery Township, NJ
  • The Bridge Street Academy, Lawrenceville, NJ

Interviews and Discussion Forums

David has participated in events streamed or televised on various platforms, including the following:

  • Appeared on FOX Nation, the streaming platform of FOX News, for an episode of its series, Untold: Patriots Revealed, focusing on Colonel John Glover and the Marblehead Regiment from Massachusetts.
  • Interviewed by historian Brady Crytzer, host of Dispatches: The Podcast of the Journal of the American Revolution, about two of David's JAR articles: Thomas Knowlton's Revolution and Edward Hand's American Journey.
  • Interviewed by Joan Goldstein, Ph.D., sociologist, educator, and host/producer of “Back Story with Joan Goldstein” on Princeton Community Television, for a program about the American Revolution and its meaning today.
  • Interviewed by Michael Troy, host of the American Revolution Podcast, about John Haslet's World.
  • Joined a round-table discussion on the “Ten Crucial Days” of the American Revolution, available on YouTube and moderated by historian Mark Maloy as part of the Emerging Revolutionary War blog’s “Rev War Revelry” series.
  • Appeared on HistoryAuthorTalks.com to discuss The Road to Assunpink Creek—posted here on YouTube—as part of a series hosted by the Roger Williams Agency, a division of New England Publishing Associates, Inc., which features virtual talks by paired authors. 
  • Interviewed on multiple occasions by Jason Mandresh, host of the Founder of the Day YouTube channel, focusing on Edward Hand and John Haslet.