Glenn Gordinier’s Latest Book Receives Multiple Awards


Williams-Mystic is proud to announce that history professor Glenn Gordinier’s most recent publication, The Rockets’ Red Glare: The War of 1812 and Connecticut, has received several prestigious awards at both the state and national levels.

During a recent award ceremony, the spokesperson for the Association for the Study of Connecticut History stated that, “The Betty M. Linsley Award  is awarded to The Rockets’ Red Glare: The War of 1812 and Connecticut. Under Dr. Glenn Gordinier’s expert guidance, this well-researched and beautifully illustrated and printed volume represents an important contribution to our understanding of the history of the often overlooked War of 1812 in Connecticut.”

The book and its associated exhibit and website also won an American Association for State and Local History’s national Leadership in History Award, the most prestigious recognition for achievement in the preservation and interpretation of state and local history, as well as an Award of Merit from the Connecticut League of Historical Organizations.


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