Robert Watson

Robert Watson

Robert P. Watson, PhD, has published three dozen nonfiction books, two encyclopedia sets, three novels, and hundreds of scholarly journal articles, book chapters, and reference essays on topics in politics and history. A frequent media commentator, Watson has been interviewed by outlets throughout the United States and internationally and serves as the political analyst for WPTV 5 (NBC) in Florida. For many years he was also a Sunday columnist with the Sun-Sentinel newspaper. An award-winning author, Watson’s recent books include The Presidents’ Wives; Affairs of the State; and America’s First Crisis, which received the 2014 Gold Medal in History from the Independent Publishers’ Association (IPPY). He is a Distinguished Professor of American History at Lynn University.

Books

George Washington’s Final Battle by Robert Watson

George Washington’s Final Battle by Robert Watson

George Washington’s Final Battle by Robert Watson looks into Washington's impact on creating his new country's capital city. Washington had a direct role in planning many aspects of the city that would house the young republic, creating a landmark that gave the fledgling democracy credibility, united a fractious country, and created a sense of American identity.
The Ghost Ship of Brooklyn by Robert Watson

The Ghost Ship of Brooklyn by Robert Watson

 The Ghost Ship of Brooklyn by Robert Watson visits the experience and impact of a British prison ship during the American Revolution. The book follows the lives and ordeals of the ship’s few survivors to tell the astonishing story of the cursed ship that killed thousands of Americans and yet helped secure victory in the fight for independence.