Robert L. Caleo, author of the book “Farragut and His Family,” visited Farragut on April 7 to discuss his recently released book tracing the lineage of David Glasgow Farragut. During the visit, CAPT Tom McClelland, who serves as the Academy’s Development Officer, presented Mr. Caleo with a ball cap inscribed with the school’s insignia and showed him highlights of the St. Petersburg campus.
Mr. Caleo is a retired communications practitioner whose 35 year business career included experiences as a technical writer, magazine editor and public relations manager. Since his retirement from Bell Laboratories in 1989, he has remained active in two of his long-time avocations — writing on historical subjects and teaching at the college level.
Mr. Caleo’s history articles have appeared in such publications as Golf, MacLean’s (Canada), Naval Aviation News, and Rutgers Magazine. His recent book is a culmination of both his writing and teaching pursuits. He has had three Farragut profiles published in periodicals, and he has conducted courses on family history and memoir writing at Ocean County College in Toms River New Jersey (across the river from the original Admiral Farragut Academy).
Mr. Caleo’s book, Farragut and His Family, the Making of an Elder Hero, is available in e-book, hardcover and softcover editions at www.Xlibris.com or on Amazon.com.