My Top-5 Favorite Fencing Books on Good Reads. What do you think?

Tim Morehouse

My list below here is the link to my opinions on each one:

Olympic Medalist Fencer Tim Morehouse at Barnes and Noble Union Square Jan. 12 (START TIME:2pm)


Contact: Alan Miller AMPR  718-317-8745



–         2008 Olympic silver medalist Tim Morehouse will be joined by fellow Olympic Team members for free fencing demonstration and book signing –

2008 Olympic silver medalist Tim Morehouse and Olympic Fencing Team members will host a book signing and free live fencing demonstration at Barnes & Noble in Union Square (33 East 17th Street NYC) on Saturday, Jan. 12 Start time is 2 p.m.

Featured will be Morehouse’s fast-paced memoir “American Fencer: Modern Lessons from an Ancient Sport”. Written with best-selling author Garth Sundem, Morehouse describes his life’s inspiring trajectory from a rough New York City neighborhood to the Olympic podium.

Morehouse, a two-time national fencing champion, will be joined by Olympians Daryl Homer, Keeth Smart and Dagmara Wozniak for live fencing demonstrations and to share inspirational stories from their Olympic journeys.

The event is free and open to the public. Those purchasing American Fencer at the Union Square store or online at will receive priority seating at the event.

New York City native, Morehouse is an Olympic silver medalist in fencing (2008), three-time Olympic Team Member (2004, 2008, 2012) two-time individual U.S. National Champion (2010, 2011), seven-time World Cup medalist and the top-ranked United States men’s saber fencer from 2008-11. He recently returned from the 2012 Olympic Summer Games in London, England, where he finished in the top-8 in both the individual and team men’s saber events.

Morehouse recently founded the Fencing in the Schools Foundation (, which will launch pilot programs in six Harlem schools in March, 2013. Approximately 2,000 children are scheduled to participate, making it the largest introductory fencing program in the U.S.

Well known for promoting the sport of fencing, Morehouse produces Fencing Masters, the largest fencing spectator tournament in the country. He works tirelessly to publicize the sport he loves, and even taught President Barack Obama to fence on the White House lawn!

A veteran presenter, Morehouse has spoken to more than 40,000 students across the U.S. since 2008 and has been the keynote speaker for companies such as Blackrock, Habitat for Humanity, Google, British Petrolium (BP), Hugo Boss, AmeriCorps and Ameriprise.

For more information about the event, please contact Alan Miller/AMPR at 718-317-8745 or

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A Nice Note from a Parent About my Book American Fencer

A really nice email I got from a parent about my book American Fencer.   Really nice to see it is having a positive impact!

“I started reading your book today and read the bit about you being bullied out aloud to my daughter to demonstrate how in the midst of misery, you can have a life-defining moment. It gave me goose bumps and her eyes were round like saucers(!) I think it came as a revelation to her that even a champion like you has a story like this from their childhood”

There is also a really nice write-up in the American Fencing magazine this month as well.

Got your copy yet?

Join me for the Launch Party for my book “American Fencer: Modern Lessons from an Ancient Sport!”

Hi Friends,

I’m having a small book launch party for my book American Fencer: Modern Lessons from an Ancient Sport on Tuesday, April 24 at my sponsor Technogym’s store on 70 Greene. Tickets:

Olympic Figure Skating Champion Sarah Hughes, along with America’s Next Top Model Judge Nole Marin and Fern Mallis, founder of New York’s Fashion week, will be there helping to host.  There will be some other fun attendees as well! (Hopefully you!)

Tickets are $75 and include a signed copy of my book, drinks, hors doeuvres and event photography by Patrick McMullan.     Proceeds will benefit my foundation Fencing-in-the-Schools.  Tickets are limited!

Thanks for your support! -Tim


American Fencer Book Signing with Tim Morehouse (January 12 at Barnes in Noble Union Square)

Join me at Barnes and Noble in Union Square in NYC on January 12, 2013 at 2pm for a book signing and Olympic fencing demonstration!

If you purchase a copy of AMERICAN FENCER from Barnes and Noble between now and the event you’ll receive priority seating for this fun afternoon that will be a blast for kids and adults alike.  The event is FREE to the public.




American Fencer is more than a swashbuckling romp through the diverse subculture of the ancient sport of fencing—it’s the story of what it takes to overcome expectations of your peers and the world, as well as the self-expectations that can lead to failure.  Olympic medalist and U.S. National Champion Tim Morehouse’s memoir is a story of teamwork and individualism, monastic dedication and high-stakes competition—the difference between a dream and its demise separated by 120 milliseconds at the tip of the sword.

Whether or not you’ve ever picked up a foil, epee or saber, Tim’s story speaks to the underdog in all of us—the shoestring self-start with belief, dedication, and little else. American Fencer is the story of the American dream.

I will be having a book launch event in NYC on Tuesday, April 24 and you can find the invite at (hope you can join me!)  Tickets are $75 dollars and will include a signed copy of the book, drinks and hors d’oeuvres with proceeds going to support my foundation Fencing-in-the-Schools.

The book will head into bookstores starting after the London Games so right now you can get online, at a few fencing outlets (in the near future) and at some of my upcoming appearances over the next few months.

Thank you all for your support!