Uploaded imageRobert Watson, professor of American history in the College of Arts and Sciences, announced that his new book, The Ghost Ship of Brooklyn: An Untold Story of the American Revolution, won the Navy League's "Commodore Barry Book Award" for the outstanding book in American military history and/or maritime literature.

The book has been nominated for a total of one dozen book awards and is still under consideration for various awards including The New York Historical Society Book Prize in American History, the George Washington Prize, the Society for Military History Book Award, the Fraunces Tavern Museum Book Award, the Cox Book Prize of the Society of Cincinnati, and others.

He was also selected for the Virginia Festival of the Book and the Wilen Jewish Book Festival and lectured on WWII at the Davis Art Center in Fort Myers.