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Watson gets his gold for history book

Watson gets his gold for history book

Lynn University American Studies professor, author and prolific speaker Robert Watson likes to joke that he was always the bridesmaid, but never the bride. No more. For his 36th book, "American's First Crisis: The War of 1812," Watson was awarded the gold medal known as the IPPY for U.S. history books at the 19th annual Independent Publisher Book Awards. "He deserves it," said Amy Shamroe, a judge in the history category and book awards coordinator for the Jenkins Group, the host company. "It was a great book and very well researched and the narrative is very approachable." A history major herself, the judges are usually brought in from the outside,...

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