History Author Show

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A special book, person or place has the power to transport us into the past, to times and moments long before we were born. You may reach the last page of a biography and mourn a person who died a century ago, or meet a fictional character so vivid, you become lifelong friends. The History Author Show vaults beyond the usual layman's questions, and offers a show by history lovers for history lovers. Enjoy fascinating guests who write history in their daily lives, including award-winning writers from publishers like Simon& Schuster. These are the people who build time machines with their words. New episodes every Monday morning.

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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.
Language
🇬🇧 English
last modified
2019-09-15 06:53
last episode published
2019-09-09 04:01
publication frequency
2.89 days
Contributors
Dean Karayanis author   owner  
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Number of Episodes
520
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Episodes

Date Thumb Title & Description Contributors
9.09.2019

Bob Batchelor – The Bourbon King: The Life and Crimes of George Remus, Prohibition’s Evil Genius

September 9, 2019 - Bob Batchelor introduces us to the boisterous, brass-knuckes bootlegger who quenched Dry America's thirst in the Roaring Twenties. His book is The Bourbon King: The Life and Crimes of George Remus, Prohibition’s Evil Genius. We last...
Dean Karayanis author
26.08.2019

Jennifer Kincheloe – The Body in Griffith Park: An Anna Blanc Mystery

August 12, 2019 - Women aren't allowed to be police officers in 1908 Los Angeles, but that's never stopped Anna Blanc from catching killers. Besides, it's not her fault she keeps stumbling across corpses, or that she's the keenest legal mind this side ...
Dean Karayanis author
12.08.2019

Charles Fishman – One Giant Leap: The Impossible Mission That Flew Us to the Moon

August 12, 2019 - Our time machine boldly goes where no man has gone before, fulfilling President John F. Kennedy's 1961 challenge to put an American on the moon and return him safely to earth by the end of that decade. Half a century after NASA fulfil...
Dean Karayanis author
12.08.2019

Charles Fishman – One Giant Leap: The Impossible Mission That Flew Us to the Moon

August 12, 2019 - Our time machine boldly goes where no man has gone before, fulfilling President John F. Kennedy's 1961 challenge to put an American on the moon and return him safely to earth by the end of that decade. Half a century after NASA fulfil...
Dean Karayanis author
12.08.2019

Jennifer Kincheloe – The Body in Griffith Park: An Anna Blanc Mystery

August 12, 2019 - Women aren't allowed to be police officers in 1908 Los Angeles, but that's never stopped Anna Blanc from catching killers. Besides, it's not her fault she keeps stumbling across corpses, or that she's the keenest legal mind this side ...
Dean Karayanis author
29.07.2019

Jeff Guinn – The Vagabonds: The Story of Henry Ford and Thomas Edison’s Ten-Year Road Trip

July 29, 2019 - What do you get when two icons of the Industrial Revolution pile into a Model T and speed off to look for America? A one-of-a kind road-trip, peppered with Jazz Age characters like Harvey Firestone, John Burroughs, President Calvin Cool...
Dean Karayanis author
29.07.2019

Jeff Guinn – The Vagabonds: The Story of Henry Ford and Thomas Edison’s Ten-Year Road Trip

July 29, 2019 - What do you get when two icons of the Industrial Revolution pile into a Model T and speed off to look for America? A one-of-a kind road-trip, peppered with Jazz Age characters like Harvey Firestone, John Burroughs, President Calvin Cool...
Dean Karayanis author
15.07.2019

Peter Stark – Young Washington: How Wilderness and War Forged America’s Founding Father

July 15, 2019 -  Meet the "indispensable man" of the American Revolution, when he was just a hot-headed 22-year-old, growing into the shoes that laid down the footsteps for all future presidents to follow. Peter Stark brings the first face on Mount Rus...
Dean Karayanis author
15.07.2019

Peter Stark – Young Washington: How Wilderness and War Forged America’s Founding Father

July 15, 2019 -  Meet the "indispensable man" of the American Revolution, when he was just a hot-headed 22-year-old, growing into the shoes that laid down the footsteps for all future presidents to follow. Peter Stark brings the first face on Mount Rus...
Dean Karayanis author
1.07.2019

Karen A. Chase – Carrying Independence: A Founding Documents Novel

July 1, 2019 - Our time machine travels back to the American Revolution, where we'll meet Nathaniel Marten, a young Post Rider tasked with the solemn duty of gathering signatures for the Declaration of Independence. Our guide on this journey is Karen A...
Dean Karayanis author
1.07.2019

Karen A. Chase – Carrying Independence: A Founding Documents Novel

July 1, 2019 - Our time machine travels back to the American Revolution, where we'll meet Nathaniel Marten, a young Post Rider tasked with the solemn duty of gathering signatures for the Declaration of Independence. Our guide on this journey is Karen A...
Dean Karayanis author
17.06.2019

Paul Kahan – The Presidency of Ulysses S. Grant

Jun 17, 2019 - We welcome a familiar passenger back our time machine. It's Dr. Paul Kahan, who we last chatted with about his book Amiable Scoundrel: Simon Cameron, Lincoln's Scandalous Secretary of War. Prior to that, he entertained and enlightened us...
Dean Karayanis author
17.06.2019

Paul Kahan – The Presidency of Ulysses S. Grant

Jun 17, 2019 - We welcome a familiar passenger back our time machine. It's Dr. Paul Kahan, who we last chatted with about his book Amiable Scoundrel: Simon Cameron, Lincoln's Scandalous Secretary of War. Prior to that, he entertained and enlightened us...
Dean Karayanis author
3.06.2019

Andrew Nagorski – 1941: The Year Germany Lost the War

June 3, 2019 - We find ourselves at the bleeding borders of Hitler's Third Reich, nearing the peak of its power in Europe, with Andrew Nagorski, author of 1941: The Year Germany Lost the War. We watch as Hitler's miscalculations, deteriorating mental s...
Dean Karayanis author
3.06.2019

Andrew Nagorski – 1941: The Year Germany Lost the War

June 3, 2019 - We find ourselves at the bleeding borders of Hitler's Third Reich, nearing the peak of its power in Europe, with Andrew Nagorski, author of 1941: The Year Germany Lost the War. We watch as Hitler's miscalculations, deteriorating mental s...
Dean Karayanis author
20.05.2019

Shelley Wood – The Quintland Sisters: A Novel

May 20, 2019 - Our time machine travels back to the Northern Ontario, Canada of 1934, to witness a unique and risky series of births. Through the eyes of fictional midwife Emma Trimpany, we'll meet the Dionne family. They're humble farmers eking a livi...
Dean Karayanis author
20.05.2019

Shelley Wood – The Quintland Sisters: A Novel

May 20, 2019 - Our time machine travels back to the Northern Ontario, Canada of 1934, to witness a unique and risky series of births. Through the eyes of fictional midwife Emma Trimpany, we'll meet the Dionne family. They're humble farmers eking a livi...
Dean Karayanis author
6.05.2019

Adam Higginbotham – Midnight in Chernobyl: The Untold Story of the World’s Greatest Nuclear Disaster

May 6, 12019 - Our time machine travels back to the nuclear nightmare at the Soviet Union's V.I. Lenin Nuclear Power Station -- as destined to fail, as the political system of its namesake. On April 26, 1986, Reactor No. 4 exploded, and in the 30 years...
Dean Karayanis author
6.05.2019

Adam Higginbotham – Midnight in Chernobyl: The Untold Story of the World’s Greatest Nuclear Disaster

May 6, 12019 - Our time machine travels back to the nuclear nightmare at the Soviet Union's V.I. Lenin Nuclear Power Station -- as destined to fail, as the political system of its namesake. On April 26, 1986, Reactor No. 4 exploded, and in the 30 years...
Dean Karayanis author
22.04.2019

Jim Leeke – Howell’s Storm: New York City’s Official Rainmaker and the 1950 Drought

April 22, 2019 - We welcome a familiar face back into our time machine, and travel back to a parched New York City, suffering from a drought that began in a sweltering 1949, and stretched into 1950 with no end in sight. Desperate for rain, Mayor Willia...
Dean Karayanis author
22.04.2019

Jim Leeke – Howell’s Storm: New York City’s Official Rainmaker and the 1950 Drought

April 22, 2019 - We welcome a familiar face back into our time machine, and travel back to a parched New York City, suffering from a drought that began in a sweltering 1949, and stretched into 1950 with no end in sight. Desperate for rain, Mayor Willia...
Dean Karayanis author
8.04.2019

Lynda Cohen Loigman – The Wartime Sisters: A Novel

April 8, 2019 - Our time machine welcomes aboard book lovers live at the Meet the Author Series presented by Mayda Bosco at the Closter Public Library in New Jersey. Together, we travel back to the Brooklyn and Massachusetts of the pre- and post-World ...
Dean Karayanis author
8.04.2019

Lynda Cohen Loigman – The Wartime Sisters: A Novel

April 8, 2019 - Our time machine welcomes aboard book lovers live at the Meet the Author Series presented by Mayda Bosco at the Closter Public Library in New Jersey. Together, we travel back to the Brooklyn and Massachusetts of the pre- and post-World ...
Dean Karayanis author
25.03.2019

Martin Fletcher – Promised Land: A Novel of Israel

March 25, 2019 - In this episode, our time machine travels back to post-World War 2 Israel. When we arrive, we'll follow its return to statehood -- beset by enemies on three sides and their back against the sea on the fourth -- through the eyes of two ...
Dean Karayanis author
25.03.2019

Martin Fletcher – Promised Land: A Novel of Israel

March 25, 2019 - In this episode, our time machine travels back to post-World War 2 Israel. When we arrive, we'll follow its return to statehood -- beset by enemies on three sides and their back against the sea on the fourth -- through the eyes of two ...
Dean Karayanis author
11.03.2019

Joan E. Cashin – War Stuff: The Struggle for Human and Environmental Resources in the American Civil War

March 11, 2019 - Our time machine travels back to the American Civil War for a look at the toll paid by civilians and the countryside trampled under the boots, hooves and wagon wheels of rampaging armies. We're all familiar with the devastation wrought...
Dean Karayanis author
11.03.2019

Joan E. Cashin – War Stuff: The Struggle for Human and Environmental Resources in the American Civil War

March 11, 2019 - Our time machine travels back to the American Civil War for a look at the toll paid by civilians and the countryside trampled under the boots, hooves and wagon wheels of rampaging armies. We're all familiar with the devastation wrought...
Dean Karayanis author
25.02.2019

Tom Clavin – Wild Bill: The True Story of the American Frontier’s First Gunfighter

February 25, 2019 - We welcome a familiar face back into the passenger seat of our time machine. It's Tom Clavin, who we last chatted with about the book, Valley Forge, he co-authored with Bob Drury. Tom returns solo with the definitive true story of J...
Dean Karayanis author
25.02.2019

Tom Clavin – Wild Bill: The True Story of the American Frontier’s First Gunfighter

February 25, 2019 - We welcome a familiar face back into the passenger seat of our time machine. It's Tom Clavin, who we last chatted with about the book, Valley Forge, he co-authored with Bob Drury. Tom returns solo with the definitive true story of J...
Dean Karayanis author
11.02.2019

Neal Bascomb – The Escape Artists: A Band of Daredevil Pilots and the Greatest Prison Break of the Great War

February 11, 2019 - We welcome one of our favorite authors back into our time machine. It's Neal Bascomb. We last caught up with him in Nazi-occupied Norway for the bone-chilling tale of The Winter Fortress: The Epic Mission to Sabotage Hitler's Atomic...
Dean Karayanis author
11.02.2019

Neal Bascomb – The Escape Artists: A Band of Daredevil Pilots and the Greatest Prison Break of the Great War

February 11, 2019 - We welcome one of our favorite authors back into our time machine. It's Neal Bascomb. We last caught up with him in Nazi-occupied Norway for the bone-chilling tale of The Winter Fortress: The Epic Mission to Sabotage Hitler's Atomic...
Dean Karayanis author
28.01.2019

Mark Braude – The Invisible Emperor: Napoleon on Elba from Exile to Escape

January 28, 2019 - Mark Braude, who we chatted with previously about his book: Making Monte Carlo: A History of Speculation and Spectacle, brings us the tale of a legendary military leader who's almost too big for the word legend. Napoleon Bonaparte of...
Dean Karayanis author
28.01.2019

Mark Braude – The Invisible Emperor: Napoleon on Elba from Exile to Escape

January 28, 2019 - Mark Braude, who we chatted with previously about his book: Making Monte Carlo: A History of Speculation and Spectacle, brings us the tale of a legendary military leader who's almost too big for the word legend. Napoleon Bonaparte of...
Dean Karayanis author
14.01.2019

Jim Jordan – The Slave-Trader’s Letter-Book

January 24, 2019 - Our time machine transports us back to the Savannah, Georgia, of 1858, where we'll meet Charles Lamar. Ignoring the law of the United States, Lamar organizes the transportation of hundreds of Africans aboard the yacht Wanderer. This ...
Dean Karayanis author
14.01.2019

Jim Jordan – The Slave-Trader’s Letter-Book

January 24, 2019 - Our time machine transports us back to the Savannah, Georgia, of 1858, where we'll meet Charles Lamar. Ignoring the law of the United States, Lamar organizes the transportation of hundreds of Africans aboard the yacht Wanderer. This ...
Dean Karayanis author
31.12.2018

Stacy Horn – Damnation Island: Poor, Sick, Mad, and Criminal in 19th-Century New York

December 31, 2018 - Our time machine travels back to a two-mile sliver of land in New York City's East River. Since 1971, it has been known as Roosevelt Island. But the Victorians knew it as Blackwell's Island, a dreaded name synonymous with illness, i...
Dean Karayanis author
31.12.2018

Stacy Horn – Damnation Island: Poor, Sick, Mad, and Criminal in 19th-Century New York

December 31, 2018 - Our time machine travels back to a two-mile sliver of land in New York City's East River. Since 1971, it has been known as Roosevelt Island. But the Victorians knew it as Blackwell's Island, a dreaded name synonymous with illness, i...
Dean Karayanis author
17.12.2018

Winston Groom – The Allies: Roosevelt, Stalin, Churchill and the Unlikely Alliance That Won World War II

December 17, 2018 -Our time machine welcomes aboard Winston Groom, acclaimed author of Forrest Gump, for a seat at the conference table with the Big Three. The book is The Allies: Roosevelt, Stalin, Churchill and the Unlikely Alliance That Won World Wa...
Dean Karayanis author
17.12.2018

Winston Groom – The Allies: Roosevelt, Stalin, Churchill and the Unlikely Alliance That Won World War II

December 17, 2018 -Our time machine welcomes aboard Winston Groom, acclaimed author of Forrest Gump, for a seat at the conference table with the Big Three. The book is The Allies: Roosevelt, Stalin, Churchill and the Unlikely Alliance That Won World Wa...
Dean Karayanis author
10.12.2018

Nicholas Hirshon – We Want Fish Sticks

December 3, 2018 - In this episode, our time machine turns Zamboni and hits the ice for the greatest fanned shot in sports marketing history, when the New York Islanders -- a decade removed from their four-in-a-row Stanley Cup dynasty of the early '80s...
Dean Karayanis author
10.12.2018

Nicholas Hirshon – We Want Fish Sticks

December 3, 2018 - In this episode, our time machine turns Zamboni and hits the ice for the greatest fanned shot in sports marketing history, when the New York Islanders -- a decade removed from their four-in-a-row Stanley Cup dynasty of the early '80s...
Dean Karayanis author
3.12.2018

Nicholas Hirshon – We Want Fish Sticks

December 3, 2018 - In this episode, our time machine turns Zamboni and hits the ice for the greatest fanned shot in sports marketing history, when the New York Islanders -- a decade removed from their four-in-a-row Stanley Cup dynasty of the early '80s...
Dean Karayanis author
19.11.2018

Christopher Bonanos – Flash: The Making of Weegee the Famous

November 19, 2018 - Our time machine hauls out the big, bulky Speed Graphic camera and watches the ultimate watcher of watchers in 1930s, '40s and '50s New York City: Arthur Fellig. Helping haul the tripod around to various crime scenes and disasters i...
Dean Karayanis author
19.11.2018

Christopher Bonanos – Flash: The Making of Weegee the Famous

November 19, 2018 - Our time machine hauls out the big, bulky Speed Graphic camera and watches the ultimate watcher of watchers in 1930s, '40s and '50s New York City: Arthur Fellig. Helping haul the tripod around to various crime scenes and disasters i...
Dean Karayanis author
5.11.2018

Patrick Gregory – An American on the Western Front

November 5, 2018 - Our time machine soars over the Great War's trenches -- and gets down and dirty on ground level -- through the eyes of a pilot in the very early days of U.S. air power. Our guide on this journey is Patrick Gregory, co-author of An Am...
Dean Karayanis author
5.11.2018

Patrick Gregory – An American on the Western Front

November 5, 2018 - Our time machine soars over the Great War's trenches -- and gets down and dirty on ground level -- through the eyes of a pilot in the very early days of U.S. air power. Our guide on this journey is Patrick Gregory, co-author of An Am...
Dean Karayanis author
22.10.2018

Bob Drury and Tom Clavin – Valley Forge

October 22, 2018 - Our time machine travels back to "the times that try men’s souls," when Thomas Payne wrote that phrase to embody the struggles of Gen. George Washington's beaten-but-not-broken army and the precarious cause of American independence. ...
Dean Karayanis author
22.10.2018

Bob Drury and Tom Clavin – Valley Forge

October 22, 2018 - Our time machine travels back to "the times that try men’s souls," when Thomas Payne wrote that phrase to embody the struggles of Gen. George Washington's beaten-but-not-broken army and the precarious cause of American independence. ...
Dean Karayanis author
8.10.2018

David Pietrusza – TR’s Last War: Theodore Roosevelt, the Great War, and a Journey of Triumph and Tragedy

October 8, 2018 - Our time machine travels back to America's experience in the Great War through the eyes of former president and hero of the Spanish-American War Theodore Roosevelt, whose four sons suited up to fight over there. Leading us through bas...
Dean Karayanis author
8.10.2018

David Pietrusza – TR’s Last War: Theodore Roosevelt, the Great War, and a Journey of Triumph and Tragedy

October 8, 2018 - Our time machine travels back to America's experience in the Great War through the eyes of former president and hero of the Spanish-American War Theodore Roosevelt, whose four sons suited up to fight over there. Leading us through bas...
Dean Karayanis author