Eric Mills is the author of Chesapeake Bay in the Civil War and Chesapeake Rumrunners of the Roaring Twenties. His articles have appeared in Naval History, Proceedings, Chesapeake Bay Magazine, and other publications. He lives near Easton, MD.

Articles by Eric Mills

Joe Hunt playing tennis

Remembering a Champion

By Eric Mills
October 2019
The U.S. Tennis Association honors Lieutenant Joe Hunt, the World War II–era tennis wunderkind who died in the service of his country.
Edison Record #5078 Vernon Dalhart: The Wreck of the Shenandoah

Pieces of the Past

By Eric Mills
June 2019
When the USS Shenandoah (ZR-1) crashed in Ohio on 3 September 1925, the tragedy inspired a song—and created a moment when U.S. naval history and American folk-music trends converged.
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Movie Review

By Eric Mills
April 2010
HBO's The Pacific: Marine Corps' War Makes for Epic Television Executive Producers: Tom Hanks, Steven Spielberg, Gary Goetzman. Airs Sundays, 2100 Eastern Daylight time, through 16 May on HBO. Reviewed ...

Collector's Guide to Pirate Movie DVDs

By Eric Mills
April 2009
From a silent-era swashbuckler that was filmed in color to a Disneyland ride-inspired trilogy, our reviewer takes a look at well-known and obscure pirate films available for home viewing.
beverley robinson collection, u.s. naval academy museum

Where Naval Tradition Lives

By Eric Mills
April 2008
A museum without walls, Annapolis, Maryland, beckons history lovers with an irresistible mixture of maritime lore and colonial and naval attractions.

Museum Report

By Eric Mills
April 2008
A Living Lighthouse Legacy Mention "lighthouse" and most people picture the classic stone-tower edifice standing sentinel along a craggy, wave-tossed coast. But another type, the screwpile lighthouse, in its own ...

Books by Eric Mills