Book Signing in DC Area 1/19/2007 – “No Higher Honor”

January 15th, 2007 by xformed

Received from the author. Besides getting your personalized autographed copy, the book is the foundation of a documentary for next fall!


It’s my pleasure to invite you to a discussion of my book, “No Higher Honor: Saving the USS Samuel B. Roberts in the Persian Gulf” (Naval Institute Press, 2006, at 7 p.m. this Friday, Jan. 19, at the Borders Books in Springfield, Va (6701 Frontier Drive, Springfield, Va). The store is located near the Springfield Mall, just south of I-495.)

The book (now in its second printing) tells the story of the USS Samuel B. Roberts, a small U.S. warship dispatched to the Persian Gulf in 1988. Well-led and well-trained, its crew shepherded oil tankers through the chaos of the Iran-Iraq War — until disaster struck. On 14 April, an Iranian mine ripped open the Roberts’ engineroom, ignited fires on four decks, and plunged the ship into darkness. With seawater rising around their boots, the crew fought fire and flooding into the night. Four days later, the U.S. retaliated, sinking a half-dozen Iranian warships and boats in the biggest surface battle since World War II.

The book has received good reviews; it has also inspired a History Channel documentary that is slated to air this fall.

Hope to see you on Friday!

Brad Peniston

My book report is here.

Oh, yes, and Brad chipped in two copies for the Valour-IT Fund Raiser this past November. Just in case you wanted to support him, too.

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1 response about “Book Signing in DC Area 1/19/2007 – “No Higher Honor””

  1. David said:

    Curt, this is an OT “Hey Rube!” I’m outa power, connectivity–even phone connectivity–at home, indeed, throughout the county and for several counties around. Please feel free to post away at twc (and likely raise the level of discourse :-)) at twc.


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