Theodore P. Savas – The War Outside My Window: The Civil War Diary of LeRoy Wiley Gresham, 1860-1865
Civil War / August 27, 2018

August 27, 2018 – Our time machine whirls us back to the Civil War sickbed of 12-year-old LeRoy Wiley Gresham. This young voice of the Old South in Macon, Georgia — rendered an invalid after a mysterious accident, and ignorant of the tuberculosis marching him towards an early grave — left us the only diary of a male, teenage non-combatant. Savas Beatie LLC, “Publisher of Historical Titles of Distinction,” brings us this poignant, insightful and witty diary for the very first time, edited by Janet E. Croon. The book is The War Outside My Window: The Civil War Diary of LeRoy Wiley Gresham, 1860-1865. Our guest is Theodore P. Savas — attorney, author, publishing consultant, agent, and the managing director of Savas Beatie. Ted acquired the diaries and did what historians thought impossible: Added a fresh   new voice to our understanding of the Civil War. On top of The War Outside My Window, LeRoy’s first-person description of spinal tuberculosis is also the only record of its kind in the world. You can deliver into that story in the companion book, I Am Perhaps Dying: The Medical Backstory of Spinal Tuberculosis Hidden in the Civil War Diary of Leroy Wiley Gresham,…

Fiona Davis – The Masterpiece: A Novel
Food , New York / August 13, 2018

August 13, 2018 – We welcome Fiona Davis back into our time machine, where she’ll be painting a fresh story of art, mystery, intrigue, lies and love. The book is . If you enjoyed Fiona Davis’s previous works — The Dollhouse, about the famed Barbizon Hotel for Women, and The Address, which stars the legendary Dakota apartment complex — you’ll want to hop a train for The Masterpiece: A Novel. It’s set in the Grand Central Depot of its 1920’s heyday and the 1970s, In those dark days, wrecking balls threatened obliteration, a fate avoided through the efforts of Jackie Kennedy and a group of dedicated New Yorkers. You can enjoy my chat with Fiona about that sophomore novel, The Address, in our archives at or wherever you’re listening. Visit Fiona online at, or @FionaJDavis on Twitter.         Podcast: Download (Duration: 48:31 — 111.1MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | RSS | More