History Author Show

You’ll never look at a game of table tennis the same way again! It’s not uncommon for sports to play an important role in the political arena, but Nicholas Griffin’s take on the game of ping pong impacting the Cold War is particularly unique. Have

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You’ve read a lot here about the legendary Winston Churchill, and for good reason! There is much to learn from his leadership and life story. In this week’s History in Five Friday segment, we hear from Michael Shelden, author of Young Titan: The Making of

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Behind-the-scenes stories are perhaps my favorite historical records, and this one gives us a glimpse of what it was like to start out as a White House staffer during the Lincoln administration. John Hay had poetic aspirations, but his writing talent caught Abe’s eye for

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It’s the weekend of Super Bowl L (50), and to commemorate the national game, we’ve brought some football stories to the History Author Show. Listen to the History in Five Friday segment with David Maraniss, author of When Pride Still Mattered: A Story of Vince Lombardi, here: http://historyauthor.com/2016/02/h5f-david-maraniss-vince-lombardi/ Also, don’t

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There’s evidence that I have both Grant and Lee in my bloodline, but living in the Heart of Dixie the most you see of the former is probably on the $50 bill! I remember Dad talking about Grant writing his memoirs to provide for his family while

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This Christmas I produced a special episode for the History Author Show. Read more about it at LukeHistorians.com, and listen to the podcast at HistoryAuthor.com. December 25, 2015 – Traditionally, December 25th has been celebrated as the birthday of Jesus Christ. But a variety of historic factors

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The assassination that set the stage for Caesar Augustus to be in power – the emperor who ordered the census that resulted in prophecy of the birth of Christ being fulfilled in Bethlehem. Hear the History in Five episode here: http://historyauthor.com/2015/12/h5f-barry-strauss-why-murder-caesar/ Hear the full interview with

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7 Questions With Amanda Read, Co-Host of the History Author Show… It was my pleasure to speak with the history enthusiast website Histocrats about how history has been a lifelong inspiration for me that has turned into a profession. You might be interested in reading

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This week my first appearance on the History Author Show aired. I joined host Dean Karayanis for a fun conversation and showcasing of Jim Leeke’s Matty Boy: A Civil War Novel For Young Readers. Listen in, and decide what you think. Do you have any

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