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Tired of being lectured when it comes to history? Then you've come to the right place! Here is where history is for everyone, regardless of your background or education level. History which is accessible, edgy, and fun!

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    • 4.6 • 75 Ratings

Tired of being lectured when it comes to history? Then you've come to the right place! Here is where history is for everyone, regardless of your background or education level. History which is accessible, edgy, and fun!

    Her Cold War: Women in the U.S. Military, 1945-1980 with Dr. Tanya L. Roth

    Her Cold War: Women in the U.S. Military, 1945-1980 with Dr. Tanya L. Roth

    Dr. Tanya L. Roth joined me to discuss her book, Her Cold War: Women in the U.S. Military, 1945-1980, published by UNC Press. I was very excited to help Dr. Roth get the word out about her work and how we can learn so much from the experience of women in the military and how that impacts the present. The military is a microcosm of society and Dr. Roth's book is an amazing resource to showcase that fact!

    • 49 min
    Fierce Valor: The True Story of Ronald Speirs and his Band of Brothers

    Fierce Valor: The True Story of Ronald Speirs and his Band of Brothers

    His comrades called him “Killer.” Of the elite paratroopers who served in the venerated “Band of Brothers” during the Second World War, none were more enigmatic than Ronald Speirs. Rumored to have gunned down enemy prisoners and even one of his own disobedient sergeants, Speirs became a foxhole legend among his troops. But who was the real Lieutenant Speirs?

    In Fierce Valor, historians Jared Frederick and Erik Dorr unveil the fuller story of Easy Company’s longest-serving commander. Tested by trials of extreme training, military rivalry, and lost love, Speirs’s international odyssey begins as an immigrant child in Prohibition-era Boston and continues through the bloody campaigns of France, Holland, and Germany. But 1945 did not mark an end to Speirs’s military adventures. Uncovered by sharp scholarship, his lesser-known exploits in Korea, the Cold War, and embattled Laos also come to light for the first time.

    Packed with groundbreaking research, Fierce Valor unveils a compelling portrait of an officer defined by boldness on the battlefield and the inherent costs of war. His story serves as a telling reminder that few soldiers escape the power of their own pasts.

    • 55 min
    "Patton's Payback" with Stephen L. Moore

    "Patton's Payback" with Stephen L. Moore

    In March 1943, in their first fight with the Germans, American soldiers in North Africa were pushed back fifty miles by Rommel’s Afrika Korps and nearly annihilated. Only the German decision not to pursue them allowed the Americans to maintain a foothold in the area. General Eisenhower, the supreme commander, knew he needed a new leader on the ground, one who could raise the severely damaged morale of his troops. He handed the job to a new man: Lieutenant General George Patton.

    In this episode, I speak with Stephen L. Moore about his newest book "Patton's Payback: The Battle of El Guettar and General Patton's Rise to Glory." 

    • 1 hr 1 min
    "Civil War Witnesses & Their Books" With Gary Gallagher

    "Civil War Witnesses & Their Books" With Gary Gallagher

    Gary Gallagher, the man who needs no introduction in the Civil War field, joined me late last year to talk about the newest book he edited entitled, "Civil War Witnesses and Their Books: New Perspectives on Iconic Works." We discussed the importance of understanding memoirs, their messages, and their intended audiences. Don't get caught up in believing every word you read in a memoir. Too often, things are left out or skewed to suit the needs of the original author. 

    • 1 hr 1 min
    How Do Games Influence Historical Thought?

    How Do Games Influence Historical Thought?

    Dr. Jonathan S. Jones (VMI) joined me to discuss how video games can or may influence our understanding of the past. We are being inundated with historical themes on PCs and consoles. How do these experiences impact our historical understanding? Are they a hindrance or an asset? Are they both?

    • 57 min
    Camp Nelson National Monument with Ranger Steve Phan

    Camp Nelson National Monument with Ranger Steve Phan

    I was super happy to talk with my wonderful friend, Ranger Steve Phan, about the Camp Nelson National Monument in Kentucky. Steve and the staff have been doing some tremendous work there to bring the story of that location to life for visitors. It's always fun to talk with Steve! 

    • 1 hr 2 min

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75 Ratings

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