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Dr. Norton, a native of Gloucester, Massachusetts, is a professor emeritus of the University of Connecticut Health Center in Farmington. He has written extensively on maritime subjects and is the author of Joshua Barney: Hero of the Revolutionary War and 1812 (Naval Institute Press, 2001). He is the recipient of the 2002 Gerald E. Morris Prize for maritime historiography.
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