'Harbor of Spies' book launch in Camden

Apr 13, 2018

Camden — Robin Lloyd will speak about the history behind his new seafaring book, “Harbor of Spies: A Novel of Historic Havana,” and why he was inspired to write it Tuesday, April 24, at 7 p.m. at the downtown Camden Public Library. His talk is part of Maritime Month 2018, sponsored by Allen Insurance & Financial.

“Harbor of Spies” is an historical thriller set in Cuba at the height of the Civil War, when Havana harbor was alive with blockade runners, spies and slave traders. Lloyd will explain why Havana was one of the most important foreign ports for the Confederacy. His talk includes a PowerPoint presentation filled with period paintings, lithographs and photographs of Havana harbor; the city of old Havana; and the ships that formed the Naval blockade in the Gulf of Mexico, as well as those vessels that dared to try to pass through it.

Lloyd has worked in television journalism for more than 40 years. As a former foreign correspondent for NBC News, he reported from conflict zones in Latin America, Africa and the Middle East; and he won an Overseas Press Award for his coverage of the wars in Central America plus four regional Emmys for his documentary work as an independent news producer.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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