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Dearest Minnie, A Sailor's Story

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In 1906, Teddy Roosevelt ordered a large fleet of US warships to circumnavigate the globe. The fleet, painted white as a symbol of peace, became known as The White Fleet. Author Leslie Compton recreates this legendary voyage as a historical love story using postcards sent by a White Fleet sailor. 

Leslie Compton joins us in the studio.

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Geoffrey Riley is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism and has hosted the Jefferson Exchange on JPR since 2009. He's been a broadcaster in the Rogue Valley for more than 35 years, working in both television and radio.