Category: Civil War Talk Radio

  • Civil War Talk Radio: September 4, 2009

    Air Date: 090409 Subject: The “Two Battles” of Gettysburg and Union General Dan Sickles Books: Sickles at Gettysburg: The Controversial Civil War General Who Committed Murder, Abandoned Little Round Top, and Declared Himself the Hero of Gettysburg Guest: James A. Hessler Summary: Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide (LBG) James A. Hessler talks about the controversial and […]

  • Civil War Talk Radio: August 28, 2009

    Air Date: 082809 Subject: The Real Wade Hampton Books: Wade Hampton: Confederate Warrior to Southern Redeemer Guest: Rod Andrew, Jr. Summary: Wade Hampton biographer discusses “the wealthiest man in the Confederacy”, Confederate cavalry general Wade Hampton. Brett’s Summary: Gerry’s sixth season of Civil War Talk Radio picks up right where the show left off last […]

  • Civil War Talk Radio: June 12, 2009

    Air Date: 061209 Subject: Charles B. Dew, Civil War Author Books: Apostles of Disunion: Southern Secession Commissioners and the Causes of the Civil War & Bond of Iron: Master and Slave at Buffalo Forge & Ironmaker to the Confederacy : Joseph Reid Anderson and the Tredegar Iron Works Guest: Professor Charles B. Dew, Williams College […]

  • Civil War Talk Radio: June 5, 2009

    Air Date: 060509 Subject: The Civil War Soldier and American Fiction Books: Scars to Prove It: The Civil War Soldier and American Fiction Guest: Professor (and blogger) Craig A. Warren Summary: Craig Warren talks about his upcoming book Scars to Prove It, which looks at seven novels about Civil War soldiers. Brett’s Summary: Craig Warren […]

  • Civil War Talk Radio: May 29, 2009

    Air Date: 052909 Subject: Looking at People Named After Abraham Lincoln & Questions of Citizenship Books: Enemies of the Country: New Perspectives on Unionists in the Civil War South Guest: Professor Robert Kenzer, University of Richmond Summary: Professor Robert Kenzer discussed David Herbert Donald, naming patterns of those named Lincoln or Abraham Lincoln, and the […]

  • The History Guys Explore Grave Subjects: A History of Death and Mourning

    I received a very interesting email from Lydia at Back Story Radio.  Lydia writes: Brett, I thought that you and your readers would be interested in our Memorial Day episode of the public radio show “BackStory with the American History Guys.” Civil War historian Ed Ayers talks with historian (and Harvard President) Drew Gilpin Faust […]

  • Civil War Talk Radio: May 22, 2009

    Air Date: 052209 Subject: Remembering David H. Donald (1920-2009) Books: Lincoln & We Are Lincoln Men & Charles Sumner and the Coming of the Civil War, among many others. Guest: None Summary: Gerry fondly remembers his mentor and friend, Professor David Herbert Donald, who passed away shortly before this show was recorded at the age […]