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Michael Morgan

  • Bethany Beach Books 99 Garfield Parkway Bethany Beach, DE, 19930 United States (map)

Meet Michael Morgan, author of Bethany Beach: A Brief History, Civil War Delaware, Hidden History of Lewes, and many others. His most recent book is World War II and the Delaware Coast.

World War II and the Delaware Coast

Within weeks of Pearl Harbor, German U-boats arrived off the Delaware coast and attacked numerous ships along the vital shipping lanes to Philadelphia and Wilmington. On February 28, 1942, two German torpedoes hit the destroyer Jacob Jones, which was carrying more than one hundred American sailors. It sank in less than an hour. A center for military activity, Lewes became a refuge for many survivors from such attacks. The dunes along Cape Henlopen hid the massive artillery batteries of Fort Miles. Residents of the beachfront communities rallied amid the blackout regulations and air raid drills with rationing and scrap drives. Spotters watched for enemy warships in concrete towers that still line the coast. Author Michael Morgan tells the remarkable story of a coast at war.


About Michael

A retired history teacher, Michael Morgan has been writing free-lance newspaper articles on the history of southern Delaware and the mid-Atlantic region for over three decades. He is the author of the “Delaware Diary,” which appears weekly in the Delaware Coast Press and the “Sussex Journal,” which is a weekly feature of The Wave. Morgan has also published articles in The Baltimore Sun, Maryland Magazine, Chesapeake Bay Magazine, Civil War Times, World War II Magazine, America’s Civil War and other national publications. He is the author of Pirates and Patriots, Tales of the Delaware Coast, Rehoboth Beach, A History of Sand and Surf, Bethany Beach, A Brief History, Ocean City, Going Down the Ocean, and Civil War Delaware. Morgan’s look at history is marked by a lively, storytelling style that has made his writing and lectures popular.

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