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History with Mark Bielski

Mar 28, 2018

Mark discusses the Civil War and Abraham Lincoln with historian Gerry Prokopowicz.

Mar 22, 2018

After the historic breakout in Normandy and their rapid advance through northern France, the Third Army faced an unexpected obstacle at Fort Driant on the Maginot Line. A seasoned garrison of Wehrmacht troops put up a staunch resistance. Historian Kevin Hymel returns to discuss the action there.

Mar 14, 2018

Historian Chris Anderson joins Mark to discuss leadership in the Second World War at various levels. As an expert on Easy Company, 506th PIR, 101st Airborne, he highlights Major Dick Winters of Band of Brothers renown.

Mar 9, 2018

General Mansfield Lovell assumes military command of New Orleans and begins to shore up the defenses. He affirms that the threat will come upriver from the Gulf of Mexico, despite Richmond's insistence that he transfer men and boats north. Construction begins on two super CSA gunboats, the Louisiana...

Mar 1, 2018

Susannah J. Ural, professor of history at the University of Southern Mississippi and co-director of the University’s Dale Center for the Study of War and Society discusses her recent book, Hood’s Texas Brigade: The Soldiers and Families of the Confederacy’ts Most Celebrated Unit. Published by Louisiana...