S.C. Gwynne – Hymns of the Republic: The Story of the Final Year of the American Civil War
Civil War / December 16, 2019

December 16, 2019 – Our time machine travels back to the death throes of the Confederate States of America with New York Times best-selling author and Pulitzer Prize finalist S.C. Gwynne who brings us Hymns of the Republic: The Story of the Final Year of the American Civil War. Click here for an excerpt — “Chapter One: The End of Begins.” You can also enjoy our History in Five Friday segment on our guest’s previous book, Rebel Yell: The Violence, Passion, and Redemption of Stonewall Jackson, or pick up Empire of the Summer Moon, the 2011 Pulitzer Prize Finalist in General Nonfiction that recounts the rise and fall of the Comanche. Learn more about our guest by visiting him at SCGwynne.com or @SCGwynne on Twitter. Sam Gwynne previously joined me in the fall of 2016, when we played four quarters with  a gridiron revolutionary in The Perfect Pass: American Genius and the Reinvention of Football. Find that interview in our archives at HistoryAuthor.com, iHeartRadio, iTunes, or wherever you listen to on-demand audio.     Podcast: Download (Duration: 1:04:07 — 146.8MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | RSS | More

Cathryn J. Prince – Queen of the Mountaineers: The Trailblazing Life of Fanny Bullock Workman
Biography , Exploration , Gilded Age / December 2, 2019

December 2, 2019 – Why would a Gilded Age woman climb the tallest mountains in the world? For the same reason a man would, of course: Because it’s there. We meet the pioneer whose ambitions shattered glass ceilings on the very top of the world in Queen of the Mountaineers: The Trailblazing Life of Fanny Bullock Workman. Our sherpa as we climb through this compelling woman’s life is Cathryn J. Prince whose previous books include American Daredevil, Death in the Baltic, and Shot from the Sky. She has worked as a correspondent for the Christian Science Monitor in Switzerland and in New York, where she reported on the United Nations, and is a frequent contributor to The Times of Israel and fine magazines everywhere. Visit her at @CJPrince7676 on Instagram or Cathryn Prince on Twitter.         Podcast: Download (Duration: 52:00 — 119.0MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | RSS | More