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Author and film director Robert Child hosts a weekly podcast featuring military history authors, filmmakers and movers and shakers.

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Author and film director Robert Child hosts a weekly podcast featuring military history authors, filmmakers and movers and shakers.

    Author Allen Guelzo, Robert E. Lee: A Life (Part One)

    Author Allen Guelzo, Robert E. Lee: A Life (Part One)

    Join Robert Child for a part one of a two-part conversation with Dr. Allen Guelzo, author of Robert E. Lee: A Life. Allen is Senior Research Scholar at the Council of Humanities at Princeton University and the author of several books about the Civil War and early nineteenth-century American history. Guelzo has been the recipient of the Lincoln Prize three times, the Guggenheim-Lehrman Prize for Military History, and many other honors. 

    • 20 min
    October Guests Coming to Point of the Spear

    October Guests Coming to Point of the Spear

    Join Robert Child in October on Point of the Spear when he welcomes several great guests including Robert Laplander, Prit Butar, Myke Cole, and more.

    • 1 min
    Founder of the WWII Website StoriesBehindtheStars.Org, Don Milne

    Founder of the WWII Website StoriesBehindtheStars.Org, Don Milne

    Join Robert Child for conversation with Don Milne the founder of the nonprofit initiative Stories Behind the Stars. A lifelong history buff, he started a blog after the 75th anniversary of Pearl Harbor in 2016 to honor individual and mostly forgotten World War II fallen by writing short obituaries about them. Over the next four years, his WW2 Fallen 100 blog resulted in more than 1,200 stories and was read more than 1.5 million times. More than 1,300 people involved in the Stories Behind the Stars project have written nearly 10,000 accounts, including every story of the fallen from one state (Utah) and stories about every D-Day soldier lost on the first day at Normandy.

    • 22 min
    Founder and President of the WWII Foundation, Tim Gray

    Founder and President of the WWII Foundation, Tim Gray

    Join Robert Child for conversation with Tim Gray, founder, and president of the nonprofit World War II Foundation. The organization honors the legacy of the veterans and survivors of one of history’s most crucial periods by producing educational documentary films (29 to date) with several more in post-production). These documentaries air on television networks around the world via American Public Television. Each of their films range from 60 to 90 minutes in length. They make these documentaries available for free to educators, students, and the public. Their goal is to preserve these important stories for current and future generations.

    • 22 min
    Author Martin Dugard, Taking Paris: The Epic Battle for the City of Lights

    Author Martin Dugard, Taking Paris: The Epic Battle for the City of Lights

    Join Robert Child for a conversation with author Martin Dugard He is the #1 New York Times bestselling coauthor of the “Killing” series with Bill O'Reilly. On the show we discuss his new book, Taking Paris, set in WWII when Paris fell into German hands.  As the Nazis ruthlessly crushed all opposition, a patriotic band of Parisians known as the Resistance secretly rose to fight back. But these young men and women could not do it alone. Over 120,000 Parisians died under German occupation. Countless more were tortured in the city's Gestapo prisons and sent to death camps. The longer the Nazis held the city, the greater the danger its citizens faced. 

    • 22 min
    Author and WWI Expert Mitch Yockelson, Forty-Seven Days: How Pershing's Warriors Came of Age to Defeat the German Army in World War I

    Author and WWI Expert Mitch Yockelson, Forty-Seven Days: How Pershing's Warriors Came of Age to Defeat the German Army in World War I

    Join Robert Child for a conversation with author Mitch Yockelson. He is the recipient of the Army Historical Foundation’s Distinguished Writing Award, an investigative archivist at the National Archives and Records Administration, and a former professor of military history at the United States Naval Academy. In the episode, we discuss his WWI book, Forty-Seven Days: How Pershing's Warriors Came of Age to Defeat the German Army in World War I.

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