New York Times, Sept. 13, 2015
"Sailing Was More Than Respite for Roosevelt and Kennedy"
Historian Michael Beschloss writes about two president-sailors and the book Victura.
50 Minutes Inside, French television TF1, Sept., 2015
"Martha's Vineyard: l'ile des presidents americains"
A feature about Martha's Vineyard, describes it and Cape Cod as favorites of presidents and Kennedys. Author Graham interviewed sailing a Wianno Senior.
Practical Sailor, January 2015
"New Books for a New Year"
"Opening with Tennyson and closing with F. Scott Fitzgerald, Graham’s poetic nod to Victura and the Kennedys—embracing all of Camelot’s triumphs and tragedies—is a love story of life.
Time Magazine, Oct. 7, 2014
"The Wedding That Changed American History"
by James W. Graham
Wisconsin Public Radio, Aug. 25 - Sept. 5, 2014
"Chapter A Day" selection, scheduled for reading over 10 days on 28 radio stations, Monday Aug. 25 through Friday, Sept. 5, 2014. Read by Norman Gilliland.
Ocean Navigator, Aug. 29, 2014
"Victura is the story of a family bound to tradition, each other, and the 25-foot gaff-rigged sloop that was so much a part of their lives." (review)
New England Cable News, Aug. 14, 2014
"The Kennedy Family and the Sea"
CBS Radio "Weekend Roundup," Jun 27, 2014
"Victura: the Kennedys, a Sailboat, and the Sea"
WCAI - Public Radio for Cape Cod and the Islands, July 9, 2014
"Book Chronicles Kennedy Family's Passion for Sailing"
WindCheck Magazine, August 2014
"A lovingly written, poignant book, and it’s highly recommended." (review)
Soundings Magazine, July 2014
Featured on cover with book excerpt and accompanying article.
“This is the story of politics, sailing, and a famous U.S. family. It’s a real sail through history."
Wooden Boat Magazine, July/August 2014
"An introduction to the world of John Fitzgerald Kennedy, his family and the beautiful blue sailboat at the center of it all." (review)
WCIU-TV Chicago, May 29, 2014
"The Kennedys & The Victura"
Chicago Book Review, May 28, 2014
"A Happy Voyage" (review)
WBUR - Boston NPR, May 16, 2014
"Author Discusses Kennedy Family’s Tradition Of Sailing The Victura"
Cape Cod Times, May 18, 2014
"Love of sailing endures from Kennedys today"
Boston Globe, May 3, 2014
"Jack Kennedy and his sailboat"
Sheridan Road magazine, May 2014
"... an epic story, rich with colorful anecdotes and rare interviews..." (review)
WTTW-TV Chicago, April 7, 2014
"Victura: The Kennedys, a Sailboat, and the Sea"
Boat U.S. Magazine, June/July 2014
"New and Notable Reads for the Summer"
WGN-TV Chicago, April 25, 2014
"Midday Fix: Author James W. Graham talks about his book, Victura"
Boston Herald, April 23, 2014
"Author dives into Kennedy love of sailing"
Chicago Sun-Times Media, April 21, 2014
"Author charts the Kennedy family’s passion for sailing"
North Shore Weekend, April 19, 2014
"SUNDAY BREAKFAST: Author of Kennedy book knows the ropes"
Sailing Magazine, March 2014
"Victura is more than Graham recounting the sailing experiences of the Kennedys. In this well-researched but warmly written book, Graham sometimes goes several pages describing an election, or a Kennedy family intrigue, and then gracefully brings the story back to the sea, showing how, in best and worst of times, the family pulled together around sailing." -- Rich Evans, review
Advance praise for
Victura: the Kennedys, a Sailboat and the Sea
"This wonderfully-written book takes a well-worn subject -- the Kennedys -- and gives it as fresh a gust as the sailors on the sturdy, little Victura themselves must have felt a thousand times off the Nantucket shore. In going to sea on board the Victura, Joe, Jack, Bobby and Teddy Kennedy entered their metaphor of quest, braced themselves for the unknown, and left their country, in the end, with an imperishable poignancy in its heart."
-- Richard D. Mahoney, author, Sons & Brothers
"The Kennedys saw the world and nature as a magical place, full of mystery and adventure. They especially enjoyed challenges and the freedom of activities like sailing, skiing, river running, climbing and just being outside.
"Two thirds of the surface of planet earth is liquid: the sea is vital to life – a huge source of both pleasure and fear – and a great teacher. Victura, a small wooden sailboat, became the center of adventure, companionship and love for this remarkable family.
"Author Graham knows the sea, sailing and the Kennedys. Sail on Victura, to new horizons."
-- Jim Whittaker, first American to summit Mt. Everest (in 1963); former president and CEO of REI; author, A Life on the Edge: Memoirs of Everest and Beyond; long-time Kennedy family friend.