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The Bar Stool Historian Podcast

Ep. #1: "Hooked on a Schlieffen"

John Miller

Marking World War I's centennial with a classic book.

John, Tim, and Ed travel back in time to the fateful days of 1914, with the help of Barbara Tuchman's masterful The Guns of August.  How well does this book fare a half-century after its publication? Does it retain the power to surprise (or even shock) the modern reader? What lessons can we apply to our own times? And why does the very mention of Erich Ludendorff make Tim burst out in song? For the answers to these and other burning questions, pour yourself a glass of Bell's Mars, Bringer of War and listen in!

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A wee bit angry north of the wall, huh?

A wee bit angry north of the wall, huh?

Great Scot, there's more! We also discuss the historical context of the recent Scottish Independence Referendum. Is the "Yes" movement Occupy Wall Street crossed with Braveheart? 

Plus, we share some of the books, films, and miscellaneous history-themed media that's caught our attention recently.


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