Horatio Hornblower versus Jack Aubrey: Leadership Lessons from the Age of Sail in Fiction

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Date(s) - 11 July
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The Naval Historical Foundation’s new monthly Naval history program featuring presenters and topics you will want to make time for

Following in the wake of our Annual Meeting’s Leighton Lecture, “Hollywood and History in the Battle of the Atlantic, our new “Second Saturday” series, will be broadcast the second Saturday of every month at 11:00AM (EDT).

The inaugural program on July 11th will bring back the Naval War College’s current Ernest J. King professor of Maritime History,Dr. Craig Symonds, for an encore performance to speak more on C.S. Forester and Horatio Hornblower in:

HORATIO HORNBLOWER VERSUS JACK AUBREY: LEADERSHIP LESSONS FROM THE AGE OF SAIL IN FICTION

Speaking on behalf of Patrick O’Brian’s famed Captain Jack Aubrey will be none other than former Secretary of the Navy, the Honorable John Lehman. A voracious consumer of the Patrick O’Brian series, Lehman, along with Symonds, will discuss and compare the narrative styles of Forester and O’Brian, as well as their subjects’ qualities that made them so appealing to millions of readers.

Moderating our two discussants will be Dr. John Hattendorf, the Ernest J. King Professor Emeritus of Maritime History at the Naval War College, a gentleman quite conversant on the naval historical fiction genre in the age of sail. After the Hattendorf-moderated discussion, we look forward to taking viewers’ comments and questions.

Click the following link to register today: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_lXaUG0feQOSpRLq6pGl1kg