Civil War Talk Radio: May 20, 2005

Air Date: 052005
Subject: Keith Poulter: North and South
Books: North & South Magazine
Guest: Keith Poulter

Summary: Join CWTR for a fascinating conversation with Keith Poulter, ex-British intelligence, former wargame designer, and the founder and publisher of North & South magazine.

Brett’s Summary: Keith Poulter, editor of the excellent magazine North & South, spends a good part of the hour speaking about the magazine. Keith started North & South as a response to what he believed were some of the lax attitudes towards historical accuracy as long as articles got “good responses”. He explained that the magazine fills a niche somewhere in between the pop history of the most read magazines and the barely read academic journals. North & South is fully annotated allowing readers to see where authors are pulling their information from. I believe this is bar none the best Civil War magazine being produced today and I encourage readers to subscribe today. Keith briefly delves into board wargaming, where he used to be a publisher and game designer. Keith also goes into a new project, Military Chronicles magazine, which hopes to do for military history what North & South has done for Civil War history. When he retires, Keith hopes to write a regimental study on the 2nd Illinois Cavalry, and he has outlined an epic 16 novel set which mostly follows a member of that regiment around. Think C.S. Forrester’s Hornblower series and you’ll get a sense of the enormity of what he is planning.

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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