Archive for October 2021
Colonel Keith Nightingale
Join Robert Child for a conversation with Colonel Keith Nightingale, author of Just Another Day in Vietnam. Colonel Nightingale is a “Special Operations legend” he served two tours in Vietnam with Airborne and Ranger units. He commanded airborne battalions in both the 509th and 82nd airborne. He received four Bronze Stars for Valor, the Vietnamese Medal of Honor, and is a member of the Ranger Hall of Fame.
Join Robert Child for a conversation with Dr. Gregory Urwin, author of the recent article in the Journal of the American Revolution, The Yorktown Tragedy: Washington’s Slave Roundup. Dr. Urwin is a professor of history at Temple University, a past president of the Society for Military History, a fellow in both the Company of Military Historians and the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies. He has appeared in numerous documentaries, and assisted in making the Civil War epic, Glory.
Join Robert Child for a conversation with film producer, Rylan Soref on his Tribeca Film Festival screened documentary, Sixth of June.
VETERANS DAY SPECIAL: CREATIVETS - NOV. 11TH
CreatiVets’ goal is to offer opportunities for relief and healing for the men and women who have sacrificed so much for our country. Their purpose is to use various forms of art, including songwriting, visual arts, music, and creative writing, to help disabled veterans cope with service-related trauma (i.e., post-traumatic stress, or PTS) by fostering self-expression in a way that allows them to transform their stories of trauma and struggle into an art form that can inspire and motivate continued healing.
Join Robert Child for a conversation with Don Hollway on his new book, The Last Viking: The True Story of King Harald Hardrada.
Don is an historian, illustrator, historical re-enactor and classical rapier fencer. For over 25 years his writing on history, aviation, and re-enacting has appeared in magazines ranging from Aviation History, Excellence, History Magazine, Military Heritage, Military History, Wild West, and World War II to Muzzleloader.
Join Robert Child for a conversation with Tom Clavin on his new book, Lightning Down: A World War II Story of Survival.
Tom is a bestselling author who has worked as a newspaper and web site editor, magazine writer, TV and radio commentator, and a reporter for The New York Times covering entertainment, sports, and the environment. He has received awards from the Society of Professional Journalists, Marine Corps Heritage Foundation, and National Newspaper Association. Four of his books have been New York Times best sellers: THE HEART OF EVERYTHING THAT IS, DODGE CITY, HALSEY'S TYPHOON, and THE LAST STAND OF FOX COMPANY.
Join Robert Child for a conversation with Robert Gaudi on his new book, The War of Jenkin's Ear.
Robert is a writer, historian and journalist. His work has appeared in the Washington Post, the Washington Examiner, Harper's, Landscape Architecture Magazine, and Tri-Quarterly, among other publications. He has variously worked for the National Endowment for the Arts, sold tickets at a movie theater, tended bar and managed a classic car restoration shop. He graduated from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville and attended the University of Southern California's Graduate Film School and The University of Iowa's Writers Workshop. He lives with his children in Washington D.C.
Rick Beyer is an author and documentary filmmaker specializing in history. He has produced films for The History Channel, National Geographic, and The Smithsonian, among others. He is also the author of the popular Greatest Stories Never Told series of history books. He lives in Lexington, MA.
Coming up this Week October 27th on Point of the Spear, Author Prit Buttar and his book The Reckoning
security contractor, government civilian and military officer, Myke Cole. His career has run the gamut from Counterterrorism to Cyber Warfare to Federal Law Enforcement. He’s done three tours in Iraq and was recalled to serve during the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
The Bronze Lie . which explores the Spartans' arms and armor, tactics and strategy, the personalities of commanders and the common soldiery alike. The book looks at the major battles, with a special focus on previously under-publicized Spartan reverses that have been left largely unexamined. The result is a refreshingly honest and accurate account of Spartan warfare.