CWW: Theseus and the Minotaur
Classical Wisdom / April 6, 2016

April 6, 2016 – It’s Classical Wisdom Wednesday, presented by Classical Wisdom Weekly — bringing ancient wisdom to modern minds, every Wednesday morning before your first cup of coffee. Enter the labyrinth! But beware the Minotaur. Today we relive the epic legend of Theseus, one of the classical age’s most celebrated heroes. Your guide through the classical landscape is Van Bryan, Associate Editor of Classical Wisdom Weekly. You can catch Classical Wisdom Wednesday every week before your first cup of coffee, right here on the History Author Show. Podcast: Download (Duration: 6:20 — 5.8MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS | More

Fergus Bordewich – The First Congress
American Presidents / April 4, 2016

April 4, 2016 – Today, our time machine is whisking us back to the very earliest days of America’s republic. Our guest is Fergus Bordewich , and his book is, The First Congress: How James Madison, George Washington, and a Group of Extraordinary Men Invented the Government. It’s the untold story of the most productive Congress in US history, in 1789–1791. Mr. Fergus Bordewich is the author of six previous books including, America’s Great Debate — Henry Clay, Stephen A. Douglas, and The Compromise that Preserved the Union, Washington: The Making of the American Capital, and Bound for Canaan: The Underground Railroad and the War for the Soul of America. You learn more about these and his other titles at FergusBordewich.com.           Podcast: Download (Duration: 48:53 — 44.8MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS | More

H5F: Bob Drury, Tom Clavin – The Heart of Everything That Is
Native Americans / April 1, 2016

April 1, 2016 – Today on History in Five Friday, presented by Simon & Schuster, we’re going to hear from Bob Drury and Tom Clavin, co-authors who bring us: The Heart of Everything That Is — The Untold Story of Red Cloud, An American Legend. Red Cloud was the only American Indian in history to defeat the United States Army. At the peak of Red Cloud’s reign, the Sioux held dominion over one-fifth of what are now the lower 48 states. Men’s Health Contributing Editor and Military Correspondent Bob Drury has been nominated for three National Magazine Awards and a Pulitzer Prize. He has reported from such global hot spots as including Iraq, Afghanistan, Liberia, Bosnia, Northern Ireland, and Darfur. He is also the author, co-author, or editor of nine nonfiction books. Tom Clavin is a best-selling author and has worked as a newspaper and web site editor, magazine writer, TV and radio commentator, and a reporter for The New York Times. Simon & Schuster’s History in Five Friday. It’s the perfect way to kick off your modern weekend… with people from the past. Podcast: Download (Duration: 6:06 — 5.6MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS | More