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We’ve all been transported into the past by a special book, place or person. On the History Author Show, host Dean Karayanis and a team of correspondents bring you the people who build the time machines.

We’ve all been transported into the past by a special book, place or person. On the History Author Show, host Dean Karayanis and a team of correspondents bring you the people who build the time machines.
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New York City, NY

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We’ve all been transported into the past by a special book, place or person. On the History Author Show, host Dean Karayanis and a team of correspondents bring you the people who build the time machines.

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@historydean

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English


Episodes

Malcolm Bell – The Attica Turkey Shoot

10/16/2017
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October 16, 2017 - This week, our time machine travels back to a date of infamy: September 9, 1971, when inmates seized control of Attica Correctional Facility in Western New York State. A four-day standoff resulted, ending when police and corrections officers stormed Attica, leaving 29 inmates and 10 guards dead and dying. In the immediate aftermath, newspapers and television reported the state-sanctioned version of events: The prisoners had murdered the hostages. The medical examiner...

Duration: 00:46:19


John McNarry – Commonwealth Air Training Plan Museum

10/9/2017
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October 9, 2017 - This week, our time machine flies up to the Great White North -- the very heart of Canada -- for a road trip to Brandon, Manitoba's Commonwealth Air Training Plan Museum, a national historic site dedicated to the memory of the men who fought and died in the skies during the Second World War. It's the only museum of its kind in the world, marking where crews from Australia, New Zealand, England and Canada trained. Prime Minister Winston Churchill called Canada "the Great...

Duration: 00:53:44


Jim Leeke – From the Dugouts to the Trenches

10/2/2017
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October 2, 2017 - Today, our time machine follows professional baseball players, onto the battlefields of Europe in World War One a century ago. We hear the story about how the game, players, fans and the War Department clash in From the Dugouts to the Trenches: Baseball During the Great War, by author Jim Leeke. Jim is a contributor to the Society for American Baseball Research Baseball Biography Project, as well as the writer or editor of several books on U.S. and military history. We...

Duration: 00:51:09


Dina Gold – Stolen Legacy

9/25/2017
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September 25, 2017 - This week, our time machine follows one woman's modern quest to recover property stolen by Nazi Germany. It was only a single theft in the National Socialist State's vast, systematic plundering of Jewish wealth, but the Wolff family's story quickly becomes our story, and we find ourselves rooting for justice. Author Dina Gold's grandmother, Nellie Wolff, told her stories of the glamorous life she had led in pre-war Berlin, and how she dreamed of reclaiming the majestic...

Duration: 00:48:20


Bob Batchelor – Stan Lee: The Man behind Marvel

9/18/2017
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September 18, 2017 - Hello, true believers! This week, we meet a national treasure who serves as a bridge from the Golden Age of comic books to today's blockbuster, multi-film CGI universes. It's the origin story of the man who -- along with talented co-creators like artists Jack Kirby and Joe Simon -- created such iconic characters as Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four, the Incredible Hulk, and Iron Man. Filling in speech balloons is Bob Batchelor who brings us Stan Lee: The Man behind...

Duration: 01:01:36


Ron Shafer – The Carnival Campaign

9/11/2017
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September 11, 2017 - his week, our time machine travels back to 1840 for a belt of hard cider courtesy of presidential candidate -- William Henry Harrison. A hero in the War of 1812, "Old Tippecanoe" and served in a variety of public offices, before winning the Whig nomination and making a bid for the presidency with Virginia Democrat John Tyler. In 2017, we expect the atmosphere of a Coney Island summer to surround our campaigns. We demand style and charisma. Well, 1840 is when it all...

Duration: 00:59:23


Eva Stachniak – The Chosen Maiden

9/4/2017
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Note: If you’re in the New York City area, join us for an Author’s Evening with Eva Stachniak at the Kosciusko Foundation on Tuesday, September 12th from 7 to 9 PM. (Click Here for Details) September 4, 2017 – This week, our time machine travels back to early 20th Century Eastern Europe, where we’ll meet ballerina Bronislava Nijinsky. Bronia was a remarkable dancer and woman, who charted a course for greatness despite the upheavals outside and inside her family. The Chosen Maiden blends...

Duration: 00:52:06


Paige Bowers – The General’s Niece: The Little-Known de Gaulle Who Fought to Free Occupied France

8/28/2017
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August 28, 2017 – This week, our time machine takes us into Nazi-occupied France, to meet a bold patriot with a famous Uncle Charles. Her name was Genevieve de Gaulle, and she did the hard work of resistance behind enemy lines, that the general urged from exile. Paige Bowers tells Genevieve’s story in The General’s Niece: The Little-Known de Gaulle Who Fought to Free Occupied France. It taps a rich historical well of interviews with family members, former associates, prominent historians,...

Duration: 00:59:21


Deborah Kops – Alice Paul and the Fight for Women’s Rights

8/21/2017
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August 21, 2017 – This week, our time machine heads back 100 years, to a time when surging numbers of women were demanding the right to vote. Our guest is Deborah Kops, who has written more than twenty nonfiction books for children and young adults, including her latest for ages 11 to 18. It’s Alice Paul and the Fight for Women’s Rights: From the Vote to the Equal Rights Amendment. Alice’s name may not spark recognition and appreciation in the minds of today’s Americans, but Alice Paul’s...

Duration: 00:44:20


Jeremy C. Young – The Age of Charisma

8/14/2017
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August 14, 2017 – This week, our time machine travels back to the Gilded Age and pre-World War Two America, to hear the voices of those who held crowds enthralled. Our guide on this journey is Jeremy C. Young, and his book is, The Age of Charisma: Leaders, Followers, and Emotions in American Society, 1870–1940. In it, Jeremy traces the modern relationship between leaders and supporters, back to a unique group of charismatic social movements prominent in the late-nineteenth and...

Duration: 00:57:00


Clare Mulley – The Women Who Flew for Hitler: A True Story of Soaring Ambition and Searing Rivalry

8/7/2017
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August 7, 2017 – This week, our time machine takes to the skies of Germany as war clouds gather on the horizon, to meet two very different women, united in history by their determination to soar in the brand new — and male-dominated — world of human flight.This week, our time machine takes to the skies of Germany as war clouds gather on the horizon, to meet two very different women, united in history by their determination to soar in the brand new — and male-dominated — world of human...

Duration: 00:57:16


Crystal King – Feast of Sorrow: A Novel of Ancient Rome

7/31/2017
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July 31, 2017 – This week, our time machine travels back to the twenty-sixth year of Augustus Caesar’s reign, where we’ll sit down for countless scrumptious meals. Serving up this unique tale is debut author Crystal King who brings us Feast of Sorrow: A Novel of Ancient Rome. In it we meet infamous gourmet Marcus Gavius Apicius, credited as author of the oldest cookbook known to exist. I packed a lot of history into the recipes when I wrote Regional Greek Cooking, so Crystal’s idea made my...

Duration: 00:47:19


Jeanne Walker Harvey – Maya Lin: Artist – Architect of Light and Lines

7/24/2017
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July 24, 2017 – This week, we introduce children to the woman behind the Vietnam War Memorial in Washington D.C. The book (for young readers ages 4 to 8) is Maya Lin: Artist-Architect of Light and Lines, by San Francisco children’s author Jeanne Walker Harvey. Just how did a college student managed to win the design competition for what’s now the most frequently visited monument in the nation’s capital? To answer that question, we called up a pinch hitter to conduct the interview: Thriller...

Duration: 00:35:53


Louis Picone – The President Is Dead!

7/17/2017
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July 17, 2017 – This week, the old-time machine leads a funeral procession, starting at George Washington’s crypt at Mount Vernon and ending over 200 years later paying out respects to Gerald R. Ford in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Returning for a second time-travel adventure is Louis Picone, author of: The President is Dead! The Extraordinary Stories of the Presidential Deaths, Final Days, Burials, and Beyond. We previously caught up with Louis on Presidents Day at the Church of the Presidents...

Duration: 00:57:16


Jenni L. Walsh – Becoming Bonnie

7/10/2017
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July 10, 2017 – This week, our time machine welcomes aboard bank robbers Bonnie and Clyde, years before their bullet-riddled fate in 1934. Just who were those two people as individuals, before they melted into an infamous and romanticized duo swaddled in myths? We’ll dive into Bonnie Parker’s origin story, by riding shotgun with debut novelist Jenni L. Walsh, author of Becoming Bonnie: A Novel, a book that boasts about, quote, “the crash of the century, when Bonnie met Clyde.” We’ll get to...

Duration: 00:39:25


Sally Mott Freeman – The Jersey Brothers

7/3/2017
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July 3, 2017 – This week, our time machine enlists in the U.S. Navy with a trio of my fellow Garden State natives — brothers Bill, Benny and Barton — who serve in every corner of the World War Two fight in the Pacific. FDR taps Bill to run his first Map Room. Benny serves as the gunnery and anti-aircraft officer aboard the legendary USS Enterprise, which served in all but two Pacific engagements after Pearl Harbor. Barton — the youngest — ended up a prisoner of war under cruel, brutal...

Duration: 01:09:51


Rafe Bartholomew – Two and Two: McSorley’s, My Dad, and Me

6/26/2017
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June 26, 2017 – This week, our time machine visits New York City’s oldest bar, McSorley’s Old Ale House. Our theme song, “New York Ain’t New York Anymore,” laments the loss of places where “the sawdust is gone from the floor.” Well in this East Village landmark, where the clock has literally stopped, and that means still spreading the sawdust every morning — and that they refused to admit women until the U.S. Supreme Court forced them to in 1970 (or build them their own bathroom until...

Duration: 01:12:59


David Osborne – The Coming

6/19/2017
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June 19, 2017 – This week, our time machine joins up with legendary explorers Louis and Clark, and traces the clash of cultures between the Europeans and Native American Nez Perce tribe through William Clark’s son, Daytime Smoke. Our guide on this journey is David Osborne, who shares his ambitious debut novel, The Coming. David has five nonfiction books to his credit, and you’ve seen his work in the Atlantic, New York Times Magazine, Harper’s, and many other places popular opinion writing...

Duration: 00:42:39


John R. Bohrer – The Revolution of Robert Kennedy: From Power to Protest After JFK

6/12/2017
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June 12, 2017 – This week, we’ll visit the turbulent 1960s after President John F. Kennedy’s assassination. Once there, we’ll witness his younger brother and attorney general, Robert F. Kennedy, charting his own political path forward. With his foe LBJ in the White House, and only 38 years old, Bobby no longer has JFK’s career to put first, but his own. Our guide on this journey of discovery is reporter, historian, and television news producer John R. Bohrer, who’s here to share his book:...

Duration: 00:48:12


Tim Brady – His Father’s Son: The Life of General Ted Roosevelt, Jr.

6/5/2017
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June 5, 2017 – This day after this episode airs is June 6th, the anniversary of the D-Day landings in 1944. This week, our time machine hits those bloody beaches of Normandy, where we’ll meet the oldest man and highest-ranking officer to go ashore with the first wave: General Ted Roosevelt, Jr. As the oldest son of President Theodore Roosevelt, Ted had the name, the looks, the expectations — and the pressure that literally gave him headaches as a young man. So how did Ted avoid the...

Duration: 00:48:12

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