November 20, 2017 – This week — just in time for Thanksgiving in America — we set sail with the intrepid Pilgrims on The Mayflower. Once aboard, we’ll meet the Winslow family, and gain a perspective that links the broader experience — from Native American contacts to intrigues back home in Europe. Tracing the voyage with us is reviewer and broadcaster Rebecca Fraser author of The Mayflower: The Families, the Voyage, and the Founding of America. The daughter of noted British historian Lady Antonia Fraser and former president of the Brontë Society in the U.K. Her previous books include The Story of Britain. You can find her on Twitter at R Fraser Author.
November 13, 2017 – This week, we’ll see a familiar face in the passenger seat of our time machine under a big cartwheel hat, as we travel back to 1908 Los Angeles. Our guest is Jennifer Kincheloe, here to chat about her second novel, The Woman in the Camphor Trunk — An Anna Blanc Mystery. Since we last spoke, Jen has earned the Colorado Gold Award for Mystery, and spots as a finalist for the MacAvirty Sue Feder Historical Mystery Award, the Left Coast Crime “Lefty” Award for Best Historical Mystery Novel, and the Colorado Author’s League Award for Genre Fiction. You can catch our interview on her acclaimed debut novel, The Secret Life of Anna Blanc, in the archives at HistoryAuthor.com or wherever you’re listening, and find our guest online at JenniferKincheloe.com, on Twitter @JenKincheloe, or Facebook.com/TheSecretLifeOfAnnaBlanc — where she shares all the great Gilded Age images you could ever want and then some.
November 6, 2017 – This week, our time machine travels back to a time when the United States fought its first major overseas conflict, joining a fight idealized as making the world safe for democracy. Our guide on this journey is Margaret E. Wagner, a senior writer/editor in the Library of Congress Publishing Office. She brings us America and the Great War: A Library of Congress Illustrated History. This book is almost an art history museum sitting on your coffee table, offering up over 250 images, along with 4-color illustrations — many never seen before. Margaret Wagner has applied the talents she put into her previous books, The Library of Congress Illustrated Timeline of the Civil War; The American Civil War: 365 Days, and, World War II: 365 Days. She’s also co-author of The Library of Congress Civil War Desk Reference and The Library of Congress World War II Companion.