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Archive for November 2021

All About the Ghost Army on Point of the Spear November 27th

Join Robert Child for a conversation with author and television producer Rick Beyer about his Ghost Army Legacy Project. Beyer is as a New York Times bestselling author and documentary filmmaker and has produced programs for The History Channel, A&E, National Geographic, the Smithsonian, PBS and more. He is based in Chicago.









Thursday
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Saturday on Point of the Spear #1 NY Times Bestselling Author Tom Clavin



Join Robert Child for a conversation with author Tom Clavin about his latest book, Lightning Down: A World War II Story of Survival. Tom 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.





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It's Viking Week on Point of the Spear

Join Robert Child for a conversation with Don Hollway, author of 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.


Monday
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Second Half of November Guests on Point of the Spear

The month of November finishes up strong on Point of the Spear as we head towards Thanksgiving. Be sure to check out these forthcoming episodes starting this week with The Last Viking.


NOVEMBER 17TH



Don Hollway


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.









NOVEMBER 20TH



Tom Clavin


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.






NOVEMBER 24TH



Robert Gaudi


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. 








NOVEMBER 27TH


Rick Beyer

Join Robert Child for a conversation with Rick Beyer on his book and film, Ghost Army.


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. 

Sunday
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December Guests Coming to Point of the Spear Podcast



Join Robert Child in December on Point of the Spear when he welcomes many outstanding guests including authors John C. Mcmanus, Katja Hoyer, Air Force Colonel Mark Vlahos, and more.


 

Tomorrow Nov 13th Paul Woodadge of WW2TV on Point of the Spear



TOMORROW -SATURDAY Join me on Point of the Spear for a lively #WWII discussion with Paul Woodadge of @WW2TV

The episode will also be released as a video podcast on Youtube.






Friday
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Veterans Day Video Podcast Full Interview with with the Cofounder of Creativets on Point of the Spear


This is a very special Veterans Day Video Podcast episode of Point of the Spear. Join Robert Child for his full interview with the cofounder and executive director, Richard Casper of Creativets.

There are more than 17 million veterans in the United States It is estimated that there are 20 veteran suicides a day and 14 of those never seek help. One organization that is helping wounded veterans release their trauma and pain through songwriting and art is Creativets. Visit them at Creativets.org



Thursday
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Veterans Day Special on Point of the Spear - Creativets

Join Robert Child for a conversation with Richard Casper. He is cofounder of an  organization that helps wounded veterans release their trauma and pain through music and art called Creativets. Casper, a wounded combat Marine himself, suffered traumatic brain injuries after four separate IED incidents in Iraq. Find out more about the Nashville-based nonprofit at creativity.org








Tuesday
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November 10th on Point of the Spear we showcase the film, Sixth of June

As part of a special Veterans' Week celebration, Point of the Spear showcases an exceptional WWII documentary, which is a thematic and emotional exploration of the D-Day commemorations in Sainte-Mère-Église, France, Sixth of June. 

It is an urgent plea to realize that the boys who stormed the beaches and dropped from the skies in Normandy are now old men who are dying every day. And the time is now to capture their stories before they are forever lost. In this episode film producer, Rylan Soref discusses what went into the making of the film and the reasons behind it. 





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Coming Up Nov 3rd on Point of the Spear Col. Keith Nightingale, Just Another Day in Vietnam

Join me on November 3rd 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 and 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. 


Monday
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