Barnes & Noble Book Signing Eatontown, NJ

Barnes & Noble Book Signing Eatontown, NJ

“Dearest Minnie, a sailor’s story” book signing. Meet me at the B&N next to the Monmouth Mall and learn about the Great White Fleet.

Ocean Grove Historical Society Presentation: Great White Fleet

Ocean Grove Historical Society Presentation: Great White Fleet

I’ll be giving a powerpoint presentation at the Historical Society of Ocean Grove in New Jersey, about Teddy Roosevelt’s Great White Fleet (1907-1909), featured in my book “Dearest Minnie, a sailor’s story.”  Stop by and say Hello!

Author Interview on Jefferson Public Radio “Great White Fleet”

Author Interview on Jefferson Public Radio “Great White Fleet”

My Radio Interview on August 10, 2017 on JPR (Jefferson Public Radio, Oregon) about my book “Great White Fleet,” by Geoffrey Riley, News Director and Jefferson Exchange Host. Had a great time. Geoffrey was a fantastic interviewer and was impressed that he actually read my book before the interview. Click to hear the 20 minute interview: http://ijpr.org/post/dearest-minnie-sailors-story  

Author Interview JPR Radio,

Author Interview JPR Radio,

Radio Interview with Leslie Compton, Author of “Dearest Minnie, a sailor’s story” on August 10, 2017 on JPR (Jefferson Public Radio, Oregon) by Geoffrey Riley, News Director and Jefferson Exchange Host.

San Francisco Postcard Club

San Francisco Postcard Club

 June 24, 2017, I was invited to give a talk about my newest book, Dearest Minnie. I used my computer and their large screen to show slides of the postcards  when the fleet visited California, specifically San Francisco Bay Area.  My brother and sister-in-law graciously drove me to the event as I didn’t have a clue how to find my way in San Francisco. What a fun and attentive group of people. Their meetings are held at Fort Mason in San…

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Dog Eared Days of Summer Book Giveaway

Dog Eared Days of Summer Book Giveaway

Enter to win a free signed copy of my book  “Dearest Minnie, a sailor’s story” from Dog Eared Days of Summer Book Giveaway. July 16-27  

From June 4 – August 26, you can win a book a week for 11 weeks.
Then a Grand Prize Giveaway of all 11 books.
What better way to read than free books all summer long.

Collectible Postcards Take You Around the World : Press Release

Collectible Postcards Take You Around the World : Press Release

| PRESS RELEASE – JULY 8, 2017 | Collectible Postcards Take You Around the World  Aboard Teddy Roosevelt’s Great White Fleet Historical Narrative   Dearest Minnie, a sailor’s story  By Leslie Compton This wonderfully accurate portrayal of Teddy Roosevelt’s 43,000-mile, 14-month good will tour is seldom told in depth in history books. Extrapolated from and including over 200 actual (collectible) postcards sent home to “Dearest Minnie,” this book is an engaging narrative as seen through the eyes of an enlisted sailor…

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