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Eleventh Hour Episode

John Miller

Veteran's Day Parade, 11/11/2016, New York City - Photo by Tim

Veteran's Day Parade, 11/11/2016, New York City - Photo by Tim

We pulled our microphones together at the last minute to deliver this Veteran's Day episode of The Bar Stool Historian. 

Topics include:

  • Future generals MacArthur and Patton meet on a World War I battlefield.
  • The truly nightmarish story of how hundreds of returning Civil War veterans perished in the worst maritime disaster in U.S. history.
  • A tribute to Tim's Uncle Charlie.

Get your tissues for this one.

World War I memorial at East 67th and 5th Ave, Manhattan - 11/11/2016 - Photo by John

Ep. #1: "Hooked on a Schlieffen"

John Miller

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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