Shows by Season - Impediments of War

The Civil War Talk Radio Companion

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Season 3 Shows

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Is History Written by the Winners?

David W.  Blight August 25, 2006

Dr. David W. Blight, author of Race and Reunion: The Civil War in American Memory presents the 1913 50-year reunion at Gettysburg in a new light.

Fire on the Mountain

Jonathan  Sarris September 1, 2006

Dr. Jonathan Sarris, author of A Separate Civil War: Communities in Conflict in the Mountain South, discusses the war that Georgians fought among themselves.

Hearing Voices

David Lee  Poremba September 15, 2006

David Lee Poremba drew on years of experience at the Burton Historical Collection to create If I Am Found Dead: Michigan Voices from the Civil War.

Heroes and Victims

Phillip  Paludan September 22, 2006

Dr. Phillip Shaw Paludan, author of 'A People's Contest': The Union and Civil War 1861-1865, discusses his work, covering topics from the Lincoln White House to the Shelton Laurel Massacre.

Imagination and Preservation

Robert  Hicks September 29, 2006

Robert Hicks, author of The Widow of the South, talks about the remarkable fate of the Confederates killed at the battle of Franklin

How to Win Battles and Influence People

Stephen R.  Taaffe October 6, 2006

Dr. Stephen R. Taaffe, author of Commanding the Army of the Potomac, argues that leadership issues were endemic in that underachieving organization.

Invisible Casualties

Eric T.  Dean, Jr October 13, 2006

Dr. Eric T. Dean, esq., author of Shook Over Hell: Post-Traumatic Stress, Vietnam, and the Civil War, describes the phenomenon of psychiatric casualties in the Civil War.

On the Lincoln Trail

James A.  Percoco October 20, 2006

James Percoco, author of Divided We Stand: Teaching About Conflict in U.S. History, has made a career out of bringing the Civil War and other eras to life for his students.

John W. DeForest and Ambrose Bierce

Michael W.  Schaefer October 27, 2006

Dr. Michael W. Schaefer, author of Just What War Is: The Civil War Writings of DeForest and Bierce

King of Lincoln Researchers

Michael  Burlingame November 3, 2006

Dr. Michael Burlingame has made a reputation as an indefatigable researcher of previously unmined collections related to Abraham Lincoln. He has edited numerous reprints of 19th century Lincoln sources, written the controversial The Inner World of Abraham Lincoln, and is at work on a monumental four-volume Lincoln biography.

Letters from a Sky Pilot

Steve  Courtney November 10, 2006

Steve Courtney, with his co-editor Peter Messent, have produced a fine volume of previously unpublished letters from a Civil War chaplain, The Civil War Letters of Joseph Hopkins

More than Old Baldy

John C.  Rumm November 17, 2006

Dr. John C. Rumm is the Executive Director of the Civil War Museum of Philadelphia, the oldest Civil War museum in the country, and one with a very promising future.

For Want of a Nail

J. David  Petruzzi December 1, 2006

J. David Petruzzi, co-author of Plenty of Blame to Go Around: J.E.B. Stuart's Controversial Ride to Gettysburg, discusses the real reasons why Stuart acted as he did in June 1863.

Lincoln's Pen

Douglas L.  Wilson December 8, 2006

In Lincoln's Sword: The Presidency and the Power of Words, Dr. Douglas Wilson argues that for Abraham Lincoln, the pen really was mightier than the sword.

Wrestling with the Devil

Brian S.  Wills December 15, 2006

Cavalry genius? War criminal? Both? The war produced no character more controversial than the man Grant called 'that devil, Forrest.' Dr. Brian Steel Wills, author of The Confederacy's Greatest Cavalryman: Nathan Bedford Forrest offers his views.

Strangers in a Strange Land

Joseph R.  Reinhar January 12, 2007

Joseph R. Reinhart, editor/translator of August Willich's Gallant Dutchmen, describes the career of the 32nd Indiana infantry regiment.

OCOKA at Averasboro

Mark A.  Smith January 19, 2007

Mark A. Smith and Wade Sokolosky: OCOKA at Averasboro; Mark A. Smith, author of "No Such Army Since The Days Of Julius Caesar: Sherman's Carolinas Campaign From Fayetteville To Averasboro."

Explaining Confederate Emancipation

Bruce  Levine January 26, 2007

Dr. Bruce Levine, author of Confederate Emancipation: Southern Plans to Free and Arm Slaves during the Civil War, challenges neo-Confederate mythology.

The Young Virginians

Peter S.  Carmichael February 2, 2007

Peter S. Carmichael, author of 'The Last Generation: Young Virginians in Peace, War, and Reunion'

Why We Fight

Chandra M.  Manning February 9, 2007

Dr. Chandra Manning, author of the forthcoming What This Cruel War Was Over: Soldiers, Slavery and the Civil War talks about the motivations of the blue and gray.

Riding with Stuart

Thomas P.  Nanzig February 16, 2007

Thomas P. Nanzig, editor of The Civil War Memoirs of a Virginia Cavalryman: Lt. Robert T. Hubard, Jr., reveals what life was really like among Lee's cavaliers.

So You Want to be an Author?

Theodore  Savas February 23, 2007

Theodore Savas, of Savas Beatie LLC, talks about the business of publishing of books on the Civil War and other historical subjects.

Was McClellan Right?

Ethan  Rafuse March 2, 2007

Dr. Ethan Rafuse, author of McClellan's War: The Failure of Moderation in the Struggle for the Union, re-evaluates the Young Napoleon.

The New Jack Coggins

Alan  Archambault March 9, 2007

Alan Archambault, artist and Curator, Fort Lewis Military Museum, inspires a new generation of Civil War students.

Shiloh From the Archives

Gary D.  Joiner March 23, 2007

O. Edward Cunningham wrote a dissertation on Shiloh more than forty years ago; Dr. Gary D. Joiner, co-editor of Shiloh and the Western Campaign of 1862 has brought it to the light of day.

Better the Second Time

William W.  Freehling March 30, 2007

William W. Freehling, author of 'THE ROAD TO DISUNION Volume Two. Secessionists Triumphant: 1854-1861'

Civil War Notebook

Albert A.  Nofi April 6, 2007

Dr. Albert A. Nofi, author of The Civil War Notebook and editor of 'Knapsack' for North & South magazine, shares a wide range of fascinating facts.

The Ides of April

Michael W.  Kauffman April 13, 2007

Michael W. Kauffman, author of American Brutus: John Wilkes Booth and the Lincoln Conspiracies, clears up myths and misconceptions surrounding the assassination.

Looking Over the Walls

Michael P.  Gray April 20, 2007

Dr. Michael P. Gray, author of The Business of Captivity: Elmira and its Civil War Prison, looks at activities in and outside the walls of the North's deadliest prison camp.

Lincoln And The Sioux Uprising Of 1862

Hank H.  Cox May 11, 2007

Hank H. Cox, author of 'Lincoln And The Sioux Uprising Of 1862'

The Sacking of Athens, Alabama in 1862

George C.  Bradley May 18, 2007

George C. Bradley, author of 'From Conciliation to Conquest: The Sack of Athens and the Court-Martial of Colonel John B. Turchin'

The NPS Battlefield Interpretations

John  Hennessy May 25, 2007

John Hennessy, of the National Park Service, talks to Gerry about the Park Service's Re-Interpretations of Civil War battlefields.

Struggle for a Vast Future: The American Civil War

Aaron  Sheehan-Dean June 1, 2007

Aaron Sheehan-Dean, editor of 'Struggle for a Vast Future: The American Civil War.'

The Civil War in Popular Culture

Jim  Cullen June 15, 2007

Jim Cullen, author of 'The Civil War in Popular Culture (A Reusable Past).'

Sherman's Forgotten General: Henry W. Slocum

Brian C.  Melton June 22, 2007

Brian C. Melton, author of 'Sherman's Forgotten General: Henry W. Slocum.'

The Devil's Topographer: Ambrose Bierce

David M.  Owens June 29, 2007

David M. Owens, author of 'The Devil's Topographer: Ambrose Bierce and the American War Story.'

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