“Knights of the Sea: The True Story of the Boxer and the Enterprise and the War of 1812”

Posted Aug. 05, 2012, at 7:08 p.m.
Knights of the Sea
Knights of the Sea
Author, David Hanna
Author, David Hanna

Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012 8:15 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.

Location: The Claremont Hotel, 22 Claremont Road, Southwest Harbor, Maine

For more information: Janet Madeira or Tim Stanley; 244-5036;

Press Release from the Claremont Hotel

22 Claremont Road

Southwest Harbor, Maine 04679

Contact Persons: Janet Madeira & Tim Stanley, 244-5036

David Hanna, Author

Knights of the Sea:

The True Story of the Boxer and the Enterprise and the War of 1812.

To Speak at Claremont Hotel

The War of 1812 is one of the least understood wars in American history. The fight with Britain has been referred to as a “quasi-civil war” for good reason. No event in that war exemplified this quality more poignantly than the battle between the Boxer and the Enterprise fought off Pemaquid Point in 1813, and the days which immediately followed it.

Author David Hanna will speak on his book at the Claremont Hotel on Thursday evening, August 9. The lecture, which is free and open to the public, will take place in the Claremont’s Clark Point Room at 8:15 p.m.

Mr. Hanna teaches history at University Neighborhood High School on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. He lives with his wife and their two sons in Morris County, New Jersey. A Maine native, Hanna attended local schools before earning a bachelor’s degree in History from the University of Southern Maine. Transferring his love of history into a teaching career, he earned a master’s degree in Social Studies Education from NYU.

Mr. Hanna was a 2001 recipient of the New York Times Teachers Make a Difference award, and earlier this year was nominated for Northwestern University’s Distinguished Secondary Teacher Award. His first book, Knights of the Sea: The True Story of the Boxer and the Enterprise and the War of 1812, was released in hardcover under the Penguin Group’s NAL/Caliber imprint on January 3rd. The book has been featured in excerpted form in the Atlantic magazine’s on line edition. Hanna has been interviewed for Time magazine’s on line edition, as well as appearing as a guest on NPR’s “Leonard Lopate Show” and Maine Public Broadcasting’s “Maine Calling” with Jonathan Smith. Knights of the Sea has been reviewed favorably in the Bangor Daily News, and has been featured in the Washington Post.

Mr. Hanna’s talk will be the sixth in the Claremont’s Thursday evening lecture series this summer. For over twenty-five years, the Claremont has offered Thursday evening lectures on a wide variety of topics, which are free and open to both hotel guests and the general public.