December Guests Coming to Point of the Spear Plus Christmas 1942

We’ve got some outstanding guests coming in December, plus Christmas Week Specials on Point of the Spear. Click that follow button so you don’t miss a moment. Kicking off the month we follow an 82nd Airborne Division Company through their deployment and return to civilian life with author Ben Kesling. Then, the story of Philadelphia’s only Vietnam War Medal of Honor recipient, Michael Crescenz, with author Kevin Ferris. And later, mark your calendar for our Christmas Week Specials. First, we’ll speak with a George Washington historian. Then on Christmas Eve it’s Christmas 1942 all over again and we'll feature author Peter Harmsen. Finally, we close out the month and the year strong with Lt. General James Gavin’s youngest daughter, Chloe Gavin Beatty. who’ll discuss, Gavin at War: The WWII Diary of Lt. General James M. Gavin. All this and more in a jam-packed December to remember. Click that follow button and join us on Point of the Spear. LEARN MORE.

Monday
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The Birth of the British Special Air Service in WWII

Join Robert Child for a video excerpt of a podcast conversation with author Damien Lewis. Damien is a former war correspondent and one of the Britain’s "twenty favorite authors" as declared by World Book Day. He’s an acclaimed and award-winning author topping bestseller lists worldwide. Many of his books are currently being produced for film and television. His latest book is called, SAS Brothers in Arms: Churchill's Desperadoes: Blood-and-Guts Defiance at Britain's Darkest Hour.  WATCH BELOW.

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Second Half of November Guests on Point of the Spear

The blustery month of November finished strong on Point of the Spear. Here was our lineup of outstanding guests. Nov 16th Ethan Chorin diplomat, senior political analyst, author, and environmental entrepreneur. From 2004 to 2006, he was one of a handful of US diplomats posted to Libya to help set up a US mission. He was in Benghazi on the night of the attack in 2012 and succeeded Christopher Stevens as ambassador to Libya. 

Thanksgiving week on Wednesday, November 23rd Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author of four books, including the New York Times bestseller Three Nights in August and Friday Night Lights, Buzz Bissinger stopped by the show. His latest book is called, The Mosquito Bowl: A Game of Life and Death in World War II. 

To close the month, November 30th we learned the story behind the creation of the legendary American fighter plane the P-51 Mustang with authors David and Margaret White and their new book, WINGS OF WAR: The World War II Fighter Plane that Saved the Allies and the Believers Who Made It Fly.

Saturday
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Benghazi 10 Years After the Attack - What We Know Now

Check out my conversation with author Ethan Chorin. Ethan is a former diplomat, senior political analyst, author, and environmental entrepreneur. From 2004 to 2006, he was one of a handful of US diplomats posted to Libya to help set up a US mission. He was in Benghazi on the night of the attack in 2012 and succeeded Christopher Stevens as ambassador to Libya. His book is called, Benghazi!: A New History of the Fiasco that Pushed America and its World to the Brink.  LISTEN NOW

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New Exhibit at the National WWII Museum - Expressions of America

I wanted to bring attention to a fantastic new multimedia exhibit at the National WWII Museum, which opened on Veterans Day. I attended a special pre-opening launch on November 10th for "invited guests only." It was beyond spectacular. And I urge everyone to reserve their tickets early before they sell out. Check their website for showtimes.


Expressions of America 
is a first-of-its-kind nighttime sound and light experience celebrating the power of individual Americans to impact the world around them during a time of monumental conflict. Available exclusively at The National WWII Museum in New Orleans starting on Veterans Day 2022, Expressions of America will immerse audiences in written words, songs, and personal reflections of the everyday men and women who served our country in every way imaginable during World War II. Generously presented by the Bob & Dolores Hope Foundation, Expressions of America will uniquely combine the latest outdoor projection technology with wartime letters and oral histories from the Museum’s collection to allow audiences to experience the stories of the WWII generation like never before.  Check out the Teaser/Trailer below.


Monday
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November Guests Coming to Point of the Spear

We’ve got some outstanding guests coming up in November on Point of the Spear. Click that subscribe button so you don’t miss a moment—kicking off the month the story of Churchill’’s desperadoes, the British SAS in WWII with author Damien Lewis. Then, the epic tale of a WWII Army Ranger Battalion ordered to seize a hill from the Germans and hold it till the last man in The Last Hill with author Tom Clavin. And later in the month the extraordinary untold story of two Marine regiments who battled each other on the football field on Christmas Eve 1944 in the Mosquito Bowl. Pulitzer prize-winning journalist Buzz Bissinger will tell us about his new bestselling book. All this and much more coming your way in November. 

Sunday
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Second Half of October Point of the Spear Guests

We rounded out the month with two great guests on the Point of the Spear podcast. On October 19th award-winning journalist Andrew Dubbins appeared on the show. Andrew is an award-winning journalist and author, based in Los Angeles. His book is called, Into Enemy Waters: A World War II Story of the Demolition Divers Who Became the Navy SEALS. LISTEN.

On October 26th, we finished the month with author Samuel De Korte, whose written a new history of the 614th TD battalion. The 614th Tank Destroyer Battalion saw combat in France, where a platoon earned the Presidential Unit Citation, and later continued to fight gallantly in Germany and Austria until the war was over. LISTEN.
Thursday
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U.S. Marine Who Dodged the Bullet of a Taliban Sniper

Join Robert Child for a conversation with U.S. Marine Sergeant and author Bill Bee. Bill enlisted in the Marine Corps in 2000 and served four years with Lima Company, Third Battalion Sixth Marine Regiment as an infantry rifleman.  He completed multiple deployments to Afghanistan and one to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. His cowritten book with Wills Robinson is called, The Shot: The Harrowing Journey of a Marine in the War on Terror.  LISTEN NOW


Wednesday
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Discover the Female CIA Agents who Changed the Future of Espionage

Nathalia Holt stopped by the podcast to discuss her great new book, Wise Gals. Nathalia is the New York Times bestselling author of Rise of the Rocket Girls, The Queens of Animation, and Cured. She has written for numerous publications including The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Atlantic, Slate, Popular Science, PBS, and Time. Her book is called, Wise Gals: The Spies Who Built the CIA and Changed the Future of Espionage. LISTEN NOW

Thursday
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