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Check out this book here https://amzn.to/2RFQQKa Rob Havers is a British military historian who currently serves as the president of the Pritzker Military Museum & Library. Todd DePastino was a professor of social and cultural history and helped to write the book Drawing Fire about Bill Mauldin’s life and cartoons. We spoke about Bill Mauldin, his …
 
Check out this book here https://amzn.to/3iuUBy0 Thomas Penn is a medieval historian and the editorial director of Penguin UK. He wrote a very well-regarded biography of Henry VII and has [been involved with presenting] [medieval] written medieval history for years. He recently published a book on the York brothers of the House of York. We spoke ab…
 
Check out this book here https://amzn.to/2R2Bu24 Phillip Meilinger has spent decades both in the military as an Air Force officer and teaching military history and issues in staff and war colleges. He’s written numerous essays on military history and he’s collected a number of his essays and reexamined them for this book. We spoke about the book an…
 
Check out this book here https://amzn.to/3jlpFQP Dmitar Tasic studies and teaches Balkan history. He’s recently published a book on his studies of the paramilitary groups that existed in Yugoslavia and surrounding regions during WWI and into the 1920s. We spoke about the subject and the book. (THE AUDIO PLAYER IS AT THE BOTTOM OF THE POST.) 0:45- D…
 
Check out this book here https://amzn.to/3j22eMb Geoffrey Plank has been a historian for many years focusing on Nova Scotia, Quakers, and now military history. He’s written an expansive review of warfare across the Atlantic from the 15th to 19th centuries. We talked about this period, the book, and the immense impact the slave trade had on the form…
 
Check out this book here https://amzn.to/2PUQNJG Check out the show here https://amzn.to/3aD11YZ Brian Herskowitz has been a screenwriter for years and has taught the subject too. When he first started in Hollywood, one of his first assignments was working on the popular Vietnam War show “Tour of Duty” which ran from 1987-1990. He became a producer…
 
Check out this book here https://amzn.to/3k8zaE6 Howard Blum has been a successful reporter for many years and has written numerous books on war subjects. He recently [published] released a book about a German attempt to assassinate FDR, Churchill, and Stalin during WWII. We spoke about the subject and writing the book. (THE AUDIO PLAYER IS AT THE …
 
Check out this book here https://amzn.to/308FVxH Alex Mikaberidze has been studying and writing on the Napoleonic Wars and Middle Eastern history for many years. He recently completed a ten year project writing on the global impact of the Napoleonic wars. We spoke about the Napoleonic wars, Napoleon, the War of 1812, and the process of writing the …
 
Check out this book here https://amzn.to/3eXW7Gp Roger Moorhouse has been a historian for the Third Reich, Poland, and WWII for many years and has written many books on the subject. He recently published a book on the German and Soviet invasions of Poland in 1939 and we spoke about the book and this military event. (THE AUDIO PLAYER IS AT THE BOTTO…
 
Check out this book here https://amzn.to/392NdWN Patricia worked for many years in the US Foreign Service. Before this time, she was with a non-profit organization and met nine women who fought against the French and the Americans in the Vietnam War. Patricia kept in touch with these women and after retiring from the foreign service she wrote a boo…
 
Check out this book here https://amzn.to/3e5qbza L. Scott Lingamfelter was a senior Artillery Officer and Middle East expert when he participated in the First Gulf War as XO of 1st ARTY. He wrote a book detailing his time in that war, including tactical and operational issues, and his thoughts about the geopolitical and strategic aspects of the war…
 
Check out this book here https://amzn.to/2ZnM73r Boaz Dvir is a journalist, writer, and filmmaker. He spent ten years researching the creation of the Israeli Air Force in 1948. He produced a documentary on the subject titled “A Wing and a Prayer” which was shown on PBS. He then wrote a book on the subject. We spoke about the Israeli Air Force of 19…
 
Check out this book here https://amzn.to/2A73z3E Gaj Trifkovic has had a lifelong interest in WWII especially as it relates to Yugoslavia. He earned his history degree in the subject and wrote his first book – a history of prisoner exchange in Yugoslavia during WWII. We spoke about the war in Yugoslavia, the book, and the process of getting publish…
 
Check out this book here https://amzn.to/3hMKfcL Raymond Greenberg has spent decades in the field of medicine. He recently wrote a book on Nobel prize winners who worked at the National Institutes of Health during the Vietnam War. We spoke about the book, military medicine, WWII, the Vietnam War, and the process of getting the book published. (The …
 
Check out this book here https://amzn.to/2zxBjGZ Skip Finley spent many years in the radio broadcasting business. He developed a passion for the study of whaling captains and wrote a book on whaling captains of color. This is his first non-fiction book and we spoke about the book and the writing process. 1:06 – Skip talks about how he got into writ…
 
Check out this book here https://amzn.to/2B0MNTC Dr. Monica Bontty is a professor of archaeological studies and ancient history. She teaches at the University of Louisiana-Monroe and she wrote a book on misconceptions about Ancient Rome. We spoke about the ancient Roman military from the Republic to the Empire and the research she did for the book.…
 
Check out this book here https://amzn.to/2A2aOJU Nicholas Michael Sambaluk is an assistant professor of military science and technology. He has a degree in history and has recently published his fourth book which focuses on cyber warfare. We discussed the history of cyber warfare and current issues. 0:57 – Nick talks about why he wrote a book on cy…
 
Check out this book here https://amzn.to/3elj3PK Emily Meierding has studied history and political science. She wrote her first book thinking she would prove that a number of wars have been started over oil and found the opposite. We spoke about the book and the research she did for it. (The audio player is at the bottom of this post.) 0:47 – Emily…
 
Check out this book here https://amzn.to/2XdDsj2 Garth Ennis is a successful and prolific writer whose best known works are with such comic books as the Preacher and The Boys. However he’s also written many war comics. His latest work is The Stringbags which focuses on a WWII aviation arm of the British Royal Navy. The crews flew in archaic machine…
 
Check out this book here https://amzn.to/3dIM4ok Dr. Daniel Preston has spent much of his career compiling and editing the papers of early American Revolution hero and then President James Monroe. We spoke about the latest completed volume of his papers, volume 7, which covers the middle and end of the War of 1812 and then naval expeditions to the …
 
Check out this book here https://amzn.to/2YL6JUu Johanna Katrin Fridriksdottir studies and teaches Viking era poetry and literature. She recently wrote a book on the idea of the Valkyrie in Viking culture. We spoke about this subject, Viking warfare, Viking sagas and the process of writing the book itself. (Audio player at the end of the post.) 0:4…
 
Check out this book here https://amzn.to/2SnEpUe Richard DiNardo has written extensively on the German military in WWI. He recently released a book about the eastern Front in 1915. We spoke about the book, the events of the Eastern Front, the research involved and more. 0:36 – Richard talks about how he got into researching WWI. 3:10 – Richard talk…
 
Check out this book here https://amzn.to/2RPMPDo David Blome became interested in Ancient Greek warfare while in the Marine Corps. He later earned his doctorate degree while also doing archaeological research in Greece. His first book is on Ancient Greek warfare and we discussed his work. 1:01 – David talks about how his interest in Ancient Greek w…
 
Check out this book here https://amzn.to/2y56tEs Dr. Constantinos Lagos is a Greek historian who teaches at the Hellenic Air Force Academy in Greece. He’s written two books on Greece in World War II but he has also recently co-authored a book on the very famous ancient Greek battle of Marathon. The book offers a reappraisal of the location, details…
 
Check out this book here https://amzn.to/3dHHiZ6 Dr. Amy Rutenberg studies gender history. Her first book is about the US draft during the Cold War, especially during the Vietnam War. We discussed the book. 0:56 – Amy talks about how she got into writing on the US draft of the early 20th century. 2:08 – Amy talks about the focus of the book on why …
 
Check out this book here https://amzn.to/2vhwBLu Chris Mackowski is an academic deeply engaged in the study of the US Civil War and how it impacts the country today. We spoke about his latest edited collection of essays on how the US Civil War has been presented in various media. 1:06 – Chris talks about how he got into studying the US Civil War. 2…
 
Check the book out here https://amzn.to/38GWtih Dr. John Kuehn is a former US Naval officer and currently studies, teaches, and writes history at the United States Command and General Staff College. We spoke about his latest co-authored book on some of the world’s worst military disasters. 1:48 – John talks about how he developed the book on milita…
 
Check out the book here https://amzn.to/3bxeXn6 Alexander Clifford is a history teacher and has a passion for study of the world wars. He delved into the Spanish Civil War and wrote a book about the Republican Army. We spoke about his new book. Check out the book here https://amzn.to/3bxeXn6 1:09 – Alex discusses how it got into studying and writin…
 
Sir Max Hastings has written extensively on military history, especially on World War II. He has a storied career as a newspaper writer and editor and now applies his skills to the writing of history. We spoke about his latest book, Operation Chastise. Check the book out here: https://amzn.to/3aQGcbV 1:08 – Sir Max talks about what prompted his int…
 
John Bruning is a historian with a passion for WWII aviation. He’s written books on the subject and we spoke about his most recent book about the WWII race to be America’s top aviation ace Race of Aces. Check the book out here: https://amzn.to/2Rdem20 0:42 – John talks about how he got into writing on WWII army aviation. 2:47 – John talks about how…
 
Dr. Constantine Vaporis teaches and writes on Japanese history, especially that of the samurai. We recently discussed his latest book on the samurai of the Tokugawa period. Check out the book here 0:38 – Constantine talks about how he got into writing on Japan and samurai. 3:22 – Constantine talks about how he determined what he wanted to focus on …
 
Ed Darack is a prolific writer who wrote a book about his experiences embedded with a Marine unit in Iraq. We spoke about his experiences there and the Marines he wrote about. Check out the book here. 1:02 – Ed talks about how he got into writing this book. 5:52 – Ed talks about how he logistically managed being embedded with the unit in Iraq. 10:0…
 
Dr. Thomas Robb is a historian who studies and teaches British and US military history. We spoke about his latest co-authored book on how the ANZUS and SEATO treaties were developed. Check out the book here. 0:44 – Thomas Robb talks about how he got into writing on Cold War Asia-Pacific military relations. 4:03 – Thomas talks about how he begins th…
 
Dr. Vladimir Solonari is a history professor at the University of Central Florida. He has written extensively on ethnic cleansing in Romania during WWII and we discussed his latest book on Romanian occupation of Transnistria in Ukraine during WWII. Check out the book here. 0:45 – Vladimir talks about why he is writing about Romanian occupation of U…
 
Jon Mikolashek is a military historian who has written extensively on US military history. We discuss his latest book about George Patton’s life during WWI. Check out the book here. 0:51 – Jon talks about how he became interested in writing on Patton 2:50 – Jon talks about his book is different from other Patton books. 5:27 – Jon talks about why he…
 
Paul Poast is a professor and writer in the field of International Relations. We spoke about his latest book on how military pacts are negotiated. 1:00 – Paul talks about his research on military pacts. 3:53 – Paul talks about the 1939 negotiations between the French, British and Soviet Union. 7:13 – The book covers the early 1800s to WWII. 9:09 – …
 
Stephen Harding is currently editor of Military History Magazine. He’s been an Army staff historian, a magazine writer and editor and he’s written numerous popular books on World War II. We talk about his latest book “Escape from Paris” which focuses on three B-17 gunners shot down over France and the young French woman and her family who help them…
 
James Carl Nelson is a writer who focuses on military history subjects. We spoke about his latest book on the participation of the U.S. in the WWI Allied invasion of Russia; the only time U.S. troops have fought Russian troops on Russian soil. 0:46 – James talks about how he got into studying and writing on WWI. 2:29 – James talk about the focus of…
 
Dr. Hal M. Friedman is Associate Chair of History and Professor of Modern History at Henry Ford College. He has published multiple books on U.S. national security policy in the immediate postwar Pacific. He recently edited a book on the same subject and we spoke about the subject matter and the process of publishing essay collections. 0:46 Hal talk…
 
Richard Flint is a historian who has been writing on the 16th century Coronado Expedition for many years. His latest book deals with the global context of the expedition and we spoke about it. 0:59 – Richard talks about how he got into studying and writing on the Coronado Expedition. 4:16 – Richard talks about how this book differs from their previ…
 
John Bisney has worked as a reporter, on news radio, in public relations and is a NASA enthusiast. We talked about the latest book he has co-authored “The Space Age presidency of John F. Kennedy” which is a photographic history of NASA’s work during JFK’s presidency. 1:03 – John talks about how he got into studying and writing on this subject. 7:35…
 
Mel Croft and John Youskauskas are both space program enthusiasts who have previously written a book on the NASA space program. They recetly wrote another book on space shuttle payload specialists and we discussed this new book. 1:414 – They talk about how they got into writing on this subject. 2:27 – They talk about how they organized the book. 3:…
 
Francis Gary Powers, Jr. is son of the famed U-2 pilot who was downed during a mission. Gary has spent years researching his father’s life and developing the Cold War Museum. We spoke about his new book that covers his father’s and family’s life and career. 1:06 – Gary explained why he wrote the book on his father. 4:00 – Gary talks about he struct…
 
Mark Felton is an author and historian who has written extensively on World War II. He also produces short films on various subjects. We spoke about his latest WWII history book Ghost Riders. 0:57 – Mark talks about how he got into writing on this subject. 2:44 – Mark talks about how he tells the story in the book. 5:00 – Mark talks about Patton an…
 
Dr. Bertram Gordon is a retired Professor of History. His specialty is modern France, especially the French Right and WWII. We spoke about his latest book on war tourism in France both during WWII and afterwards. 0:56 – Bert talks about how he got into studying and writing on this subject. 3:47 – Bert talks about how the book is laid out. 6:45 – Be…
 
Dr. Elena Schneider is a historian who specializes in Latin America, the Caribbean, and the Atlantic World. She teaches at the University of California, Berkley and we spoke about her latest book on the British capture of Havana in the 18th century. 0:53 – Elena talks about how she got into studying the year-long British occupation of Havana. 3:30 …
 
Tsehai Berhane has studied and written on Ethiopia andmilitary history for many years. Wediscuss her latest book on Ethiopian warriors from the 1800s to 1900s. 0:58 – Tsehai talks about how she got into studyingEthiopian warrior culture. 2:09 – Tsehai talks about what the book covers and Ethiopianhistory. 3:50 – Tsehai mentions Ethiopian children w…
 
Dr. Stephen Bowd studied and Medieval and Renaissance studies now teaches at the University of Edinburgh. We talked about his latest book on military mass murders committed during the Italian Wars of the early 16th century. 0:46 – Stephen talks about how he got into writing onmassacres during the italian Wars. 2:25 – The book covers the years 1494 …
 
Natalie Khazaal is assistant professor of internationalstudies and Arab culture at Texas A&M University. She studies the role ofthe media in representations of minorities, as well as the role of language andliterature in generating media representations. We spoke about her latest bookon television during the Lebanese Civil War of 1975-1991. 0:36 – …
 
Dr. Fred Naiden studies ancient Greek law, religion, and warfare, including Near-Eastern parallels. He teaches at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and we spoke about his latest book on Alexander the Great. 0:52 – Fred talks about how he became interested in writingon this. 3:15 – Fred talks about how the book is laid out. It covers A…
 
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