American History

StudioTulsa
2:11 pm
Thu August 1, 2013

"Overland in Search of America, from Key West to the Arctic Ocean"

Aired on Thursday, August 1st.

Our guest is the celebrated American author, Philip Caputo, who was a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist in Chicago before going on to write several notable works of fiction, nonfiction, and memoir, including 1977's "A Rumor of War," one of the most highly praised and widely read volumes ever published on the Vietnam War.

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StudioTulsa
7:24 pm
Tue July 23, 2013

As the Trial of Crime Boss James J. “Whitey” Bulger Continues in Boston, a Chat with His Biographer

Aired on Tuesday, July 23rd.

Two years ago, in the summer of 2011, "Whitey" Bulger was arrested. Today, his criminal trial continues, not far from the South Boston neighborhood where he robbed banks as a young punk and then rose through the ranks to become the infamous gangster known and feared by so many; it now seems that Bulger, in his 80s and surely one of the most powerful and deadly crime bosses in American history, has finally seen his terrible past catch up with him.

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StudioTulsa
12:58 pm
Mon July 8, 2013

"Watergate: A Novel" (Encore presentation.)

Aired on Friday, July 5th.

(Please note: This program originally aired earlier this year.) On this installment of our show, we speak by phone with the writer, critic, and journalist Thomas Mallon, whose critically acclaimed novels include "Henry and Clara" and "Dewey Defeats Truman." Mallon frequently writes for The New Yorker, The New York Times Book Review, and The Atlantic, and his newest novel, now out in paperback, is "Watergate." Hailed as "wildly entertaining from beginning to end" (Fort Worth Star-Telegram) and "a brilliant presentation, subtle and sympathetic but spiked with satire" (The Washington Post), th

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StudioTulsa
1:58 pm
Wed July 3, 2013

"A Disease in the Public Mind: A New Understanding of Why We Fought the Civil War"

Aired on Wednesday, July 3rd.

The issue of slavery was, of course, at the heart of the American Civil War --- but have you ever wondered why this country fought a four-year, deeply tragic war over the issue, while many other nations (during basically the same historical period) did away with slavery without going to war? We're pleased to welcome to our show the historian Thomas Fleming, who has written more than 50 books and often appears as a commentator on PBS, A&E, and the History Channel.

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StudioTulsa
12:15 pm
Tue June 18, 2013

1862: The Year That Made a Great President (Encore presentation.)

Aired on Tuesday, June 18th.

For this encore presentation of our show, we look back on a remarkable year in the tenure  of our nation's greatest president, Abraham Lincoln. Our guest is journalist David Von Drehle, author of "Rise to Greatness: Abraham Lincoln and America's Most Perilous Year." Von Drehle argues that the truly pivotal year of the American Civil War was 1862 --- not 1863, as many historians have asserted. As 1862 opens, the war is going badly, Lincoln's own advisors are questioning his leadership, European powers are openly considering intervening on behalf of the South, the U.S.

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StudioTulsa
12:45 pm
Thu June 13, 2013

Washington Post Reporter Offers a New Book on the War of 1812: "Through the Perilous Fight"

Aired on Thursday, June 13th.

On this edition of ST we are pleased to speak by phone with Steve Vogel, a veteran national reporter for The Washington Post as well as the author of "The Pentagon: A History" (2008).

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StudioTulsa
2:15 pm
Wed May 22, 2013

"The Untold Story of the Women Who Helped Win World War II"

Aired on Wednesday, May 22nd.

On this edition of our show, we speak with the author and journalist Denise Kiernan, whose writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Village Voice, Discover, Ms., and many other publications. She's written a number of books for adults and children, and has also worked as a producer for ESPN, MSNBC, and other media outlets.

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StudioTulsa
2:48 pm
Tue May 21, 2013

"The Amateurs, DIYers, and Inventors Who Make America Great" (Encore presentation.)

Aired on Tuesday, May 21st.

(Please note: This show originally aired earlier this year.) When we say that someone is a "tinkerer," we might be offering a word of praise...or a put-down. Today's edition of ST explores the positive definition of the term "tinkerer," as a creative inventor or innovator.

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StudioTulsa
4:49 pm
Fri March 29, 2013

Discussing the Much-Praised "Watergate: A Novel" with Its Author

Aired on Friday, March 29th.

On this installment of our show, we speak by phone with the writer, critic, and journalist Thomas Mallon, whose critically acclaimed novels include "Henry and Clara" and "Dewey Defeats Truman." Mallon frequently writes for The New Yorker, The New York Times Book Review, and The Atlantic, and his newest novel, just out in paperback, is "Watergate." Hailed as "wildly entertaining from beginning to end" (Fort Worth Star-Telegram) and "a brilliant presentation, subtle and sympathetic but spiked with satire" (The Washington Post), this novel was named a New York Times Notable Book as well as a S

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StudioTulsa
5:10 pm
Wed February 20, 2013

"Into the Belly of the Beast: The Southern Arm of the Underground Railroad"

Aired on Wednesday, February 20th.

Our guest on this installment of ST is Richard Blackett, the Andrew Jackson Professor of History at Vanderbilt University, who joins us by phone.

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