Civil War Talk Radio: April 8, 2005

Air Date: 040805
Subject: Larry J. Daniel: War in the West
Books: Days of Glory: The Army of the Cumberland, 1861-1865 & Shiloh: The Battle That Changed the Civil War
Guest: Larry J. Daniel

Summary: Larry J. Daniel, author of Days of Glory: The Army of the Cumberland, 1861-1865, shares his thoughts on where the war was decided.

Brett’s Summary: Larry J. Daniel, Methodist minister and expert on the Western Theater, discusses his new book on the Army of the Cumberland and other issues with Gerry. Daniel covers the leadership of the Army of the Cumberland, including Alexander McCook, Thomas Crittenden, George Thomas, and William Rosecrans. Daniel has a lower opinion of Thomas than most, and he chuckled while recalling some of the Thomas fans he has corresponded with in the past. Daniel also covers some of his other
thoughts on the Western Theater and why he believes it is more important than the Eastern Theater.

Civil War Talk Radio airs most Fridays at 12 PM Pacific on World Talk Radio Studio A. Host Gerry Prokopowicz, the History Chair at East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina, interviews a guest each week and discusses their interest in the Civil War. Most interviews center around a book or books if the guest is an author. Other guests over the years have included public Historians such as park rangers and museum curators,wargamers, bloggers, and even a member of an American Civil War Round Table located in London, England.

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