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The world's best military authors and historians in conversation. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/robert-child/support

    Author Mark Vlahos, Leading the Way to Victory

    Author Mark Vlahos, Leading the Way to Victory

    Join Robert Child for a conversation with retired USAF Colonel and author Mark Vlahos. Mark “Plug” Vlahos retired from the United States Air Force in 2011. During his 29-year career, he served in a wide-range of operational flying and staff assignments including command of a C-130 squadron in combat and Vice Wing Commander of the 314th Airlift Wing at Little Rock Air Force Base, which was then the largest C-130 wing in the world. His current Book is called Leading the Way to Victory.


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    February 2023 Guests Coming to Point of the Spear

    February 2023 Guests Coming to Point of the Spear

    We’ve got outstanding guests coming up in February on Point of the Spear. But first, the show will be on hiatus after January 25th and return to wrap up on February 21st. On that date learn about one of the most influential women of the 20th century that almost no one today has heard of. Author Christopher Gorham discusses his new biography on Anna Rosenberg called, The Confidant. Then, on February 22nd New York Times bestselling author, Mark Greaney returns to the podcast for a third time to discuss his latest novel in his Gray Man series, Burner. I hope you can join us - Feb 21st and 22nd on Point of the Spear.


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    Author Dr. Paul Gill, Armageddon in the Arctic Ocean.

    Author Dr. Paul Gill, Armageddon in the Arctic Ocean.

    Join Robert Child for a conversation with author Dr. Paul Gill Jr. Paul attended the University of Notre Dame and the University of Alabama School of Medicine. He practiced emergency medicine for thirty-five years and was a freelance medical writer for many of those years. His articles appeared in many outdoor magazines, and his books, The Ragged Mountain Press Guide to Wilderness Medicine & First Aid and The Onboard Medical Handbook were published by McGraw-Hill. His current Book is called Armageddon in the Arctic Ocean.


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    Author Marv Truhe, Against All Tides: The Untold Story of the USS Kitty Hawk Race Riot.

    Author Marv Truhe, Against All Tides: The Untold Story of the USS Kitty Hawk Race Riot.

    Join Robert Child for a conversation with author Marv Truhe. Marv served as a Navy JAG lawyer and military judge during the Vietnam War. Following his military service, he was an Assistant Attorney General for South Dakota before entering private practice. He defended six of the Black sailors charged with rioting and assaults in the USS Kitty Hawk incident.  His book is called Against All Tides: The Untold Story of the USS Kitty Hawk Race Riot.

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    Author Matthew Black, Operation Underworld: How the Mafia and U.S. Government Teamed Up to Win World War II.

    Author Matthew Black, Operation Underworld: How the Mafia and U.S. Government Teamed Up to Win World War II.

    Join Robert Child for a conversation with author Matthew Black. Matthew is a labor and crime historian who was recruited by James P. Hoffa’s office in 2016 to author Dave Beck - A Teamsters Life. He has also worked as a staff writer for the San Diego Union-Tribune and has published dozens of articles on History101.com, He is a graduate of the University of Washington with an honors degree in history. His book is called Operation Underworld: How the Mafia and U.S. Government Teamed Up to Win World War II. 

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    Chloe Gavin Beatty, Gavin at War: The WWII Diary of Lt. General James M. Gavin

    Chloe Gavin Beatty, Gavin at War: The WWII Diary of Lt. General James M. Gavin

    Join Robert Child for a conversation with Chloe Gavin Beatty. Chloe is the youngest daughter of legendary WWII general James Gavin and made the decision recently to publish her father’s WWII diary as a book. The book is called, Gavin at War: The WWII diary of Lt. General James M. Gavin. 

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