My Conversation With James Lacey, Author Of The Washington War: FDR’s Inner Circle And The Politics Of Power That Won World War II

Click Here To Listen The Office Of The Citizen-James Lacey To Learn More Visit TuneIn.Com: The Office Of The Citizen Twitter: OfficeCitizen1 Instagram: TheOfficeOfTheCitizenDotCom Facebook: DrAlvin.Com. https://www.GoFundMe.com/The-Office-Of-The-Citizen Have the best day ever! A Team of Rivals for World War II—the inside story of how FDR and the towering personalities around him waged war in the corridors of Washington, D.C., to secure ultimate victory on the battlefields of Europe and the Pacific. The Washington War is the story of how the Second World War was fought and won in the capital’s halls of power—and how the United States, which in December 1941 had a nominal army and a decimated naval fleet, was able in only thirty [...]

By |June 6th, 2019|Biography, Government, History, Military, Politics, Travel, War|Comments Off on My Conversation With James Lacey, Author Of The Washington War: FDR’s Inner Circle And The Politics Of Power That Won World War II

My Conversation With Julian Smith, Author Of Aloha Rodeo: Three Hawaiian Cowboys, The World’s Greatest Rodeo, And A Hidden History Of The American West

Click Here To Listen Julian Smith-Aloha Rodeo Set in Hawaii in aftermath of its annexation by the United States and in Wyoming during the twilight of the "Wild West," Aloha Rodeo uncovers the hidden history of the native Hawaiians who challenged the West's greatest cowboys—and returned home American legends. "An inspiring and impeccably crafted story of against-all-odds triumph. I loved this book, truly.” —SIMON WINCHESTER “Wolman and Smith’s masterful Aloha Rodeo is like uncovering a beautiful fresco you never knew was there, each turned page revealing another vivid and colorful piece of a true American West story that had lain long buried until now.” —SALLY JENKINS In August 1908, three unknown riders arrived in Cheyenne, [...]

By |May 31st, 2019|Animals, History, Sports|Comments Off on My Conversation With Julian Smith, Author Of Aloha Rodeo: Three Hawaiian Cowboys, The World’s Greatest Rodeo, And A Hidden History Of The American West

My Conversation With Charles Lane, Author Freedom’s Detective: The Secret Service, The Ku Klux Klan And The Man Who Masterminded America’s First War On Terror

Click Here To Listen Charles Lane To Learn More Visit TuneIn.Com: The Office Of The Citizen Twitter: OfficeCitizen1 Instagram: TheOfficeOfTheCitizenDotCom Facebook: DrAlvin.Com. Have the best day ever! "This is a powerful, vitally important story, and Lane brings it to life with not only vast amounts of research but with a remarkable gift for storytelling that makes the pages fly by.” —Candice Millard, author of The River of Doubt and Hero of the Empire Freedom’s Detective reveals the untold story of the Reconstruction-era United States Secret Service and their battle against the Ku Klux Klan, through the career of its controversial chief, Hiram C. Whitley In the years following the Civil War, a new battle began. [...]

By |May 23rd, 2019|African Americans, History, Uncategorized|Comments Off on My Conversation With Charles Lane, Author Freedom’s Detective: The Secret Service, The Ku Klux Klan And The Man Who Masterminded America’s First War On Terror

My Conversation With Daniel Okrent, Author Of The Guarded Gate: Bigotry, Eugenics And The Law That Kept Two Generations Of Jews, Italians, And Other European Immigrants Out Of America

Click Here To Listen Daniel Okrent By the widely celebrated New York Times bestselling author of Last Call—the powerful, definitive, and timely account of how the rise of eugenics helped America close the immigration door to “inferiors” in the 1920s. A forgotten, dark chapter of American history with implications for the current day, The Guarded Gate tells the story of the scientists who argued that certain nationalities were inherently inferior, providing the intellectual justification for the harshest immigration law in American history. Brandished by the upper class Bostonians and New Yorkers—many of them progressives—who led the anti-immigration movement, the eugenic arguments helped keep hundreds of thousands of Jews, Italians, and other unwanted groups out of [...]

By |May 14th, 2019|Government, History, Jewish|Comments Off on My Conversation With Daniel Okrent, Author Of The Guarded Gate: Bigotry, Eugenics And The Law That Kept Two Generations Of Jews, Italians, And Other European Immigrants Out Of America

My Conversation With Randall Sullivan, Author Of The Curse Of Oak Island: The Story Of The World’s Longest Treasure Hunt

Click Here To Listen Randall Sullivan From longtime Rolling Stone contributing editor and journalist Randall Sullivan, The Curse of Oak Island explores the curious history of Oak Island and the generations of individuals who have tried and failed to unlock its secrets. In 1795, a teenager discovered a mysterious circular depression in the ground on Oak Island, in Nova Scotia, Canada, and ignited rumors of buried treasure. Early excavators uncovered a clay-lined shaft containing layers of soil interspersed with wooden platforms, but when they reached a depth of ninety feet, water poured into the shaft and made further digging impossible. Since then the mystery of Oak Island’s “Money Pit” has enthralled generations of treasure hunters, [...]

By |April 16th, 2019|History|Comments Off on My Conversation With Randall Sullivan, Author Of The Curse Of Oak Island: The Story Of The World’s Longest Treasure Hunt

My Conversation With Stephanie E. Jones-Rogers, Author Of They Were Her Property: White Women As Slave Owners In The American South

Click Here To Listen Stephanie E Jones Rogers A bold and searing investigation into the role of white women in the American slave economy Bridging women’s history, the history of the South, and African American history, this book makes a bold argument about the role of white women in American slavery. Historian Stephanie E. Jones-Rogers draws on a variety of sources to show that slave‑owning women were sophisticated economic actors who directly engaged in and benefited from the South’s slave market. Because women typically inherited more slaves than land, enslaved people were often their primary source of wealth. Not only did white women often refuse to cede ownership of their slaves to their husbands, they [...]

By |March 28th, 2019|African Americans, History, Law, Women|Comments Off on My Conversation With Stephanie E. Jones-Rogers, Author Of They Were Her Property: White Women As Slave Owners In The American South

My Conversation Christina Proenza-Coles, Author Of American Founders: How People Of African Descent Established Freedom In The New World

Click Here To Listen Christina Proenza-Coles American Founders reveals men and women of African descent as key protagonists in the story of American democracy. It chronicles how black people developed and defended New World settlements, undermined slavery, and championed freedom throughout the hemisphere from the sixteenth thorough the twentieth centuries. While conventional history tends to reduce the roles of African Americans to antebellum slavery and the civil rights movement, in reality African residents preceded the English by a century and arrived in the Americas in numbers that far exceeded European migrants up until 1820. Afro-Americans were omnipresent in the founding and advancement of the Americas, and recurrently outnumbered Europeans at many times and places, from [...]

By |March 19th, 2019|African Americans, Biography, Civil Rights, History|Comments Off on My Conversation Christina Proenza-Coles, Author Of American Founders: How People Of African Descent Established Freedom In The New World

My Conversation With Nioucha Homayoonfar, Author Of Taking Cover

Click Here To Listen Nioucha Homayoonfar This coming-of-age memoir, set during the Iranian Revolution, tells the true story of a young girl who moves to Tehran from the U.S. and has to adjust to living in a new country, learning a new language, and starting a new school during one of the most turbulent periods in Iran's history. When five-year-old Nioucha Homayoonfar moves from the U.S. to Iran in 1976, its open society means a life with dancing, women's rights, and other freedoms. But soon the revolution erupts and the rules of life in Iran change. Religion classes become mandatory. Nioucha has to cover her head and wear robes. Opinions at school are not welcome. [...]

By |February 13th, 2019|Biography, History, Travel, War, Women, Youth|Comments Off on My Conversation With Nioucha Homayoonfar, Author Of Taking Cover

My Conversation With Edward J. Watts, Author Of Mortal Republic: How Rome Fell Into Tyranny

Click Here To Listen Edward J Watts A new history of the Roman Republic and its collapse In Mortal Republic, prize-winning historian Edward J. Watts offers a new history of the fall of the Roman Republic that explains why Rome exchanged freedom for autocracy. For centuries, even as Rome grew into the Mediterranean's premier military and political power, its governing institutions, parliamentary rules, and political customs successfully fostered negotiation and compromise. By the 130s BC, however, Rome's leaders increasingly used these same tools to cynically pursue individual gain and obstruct their opponents. As the center decayed and dysfunction grew, arguments between politicians gave way to political violence in the streets. The stage was set for [...]

By |February 12th, 2019|Biography, Government, History, Politics|Comments Off on My Conversation With Edward J. Watts, Author Of Mortal Republic: How Rome Fell Into Tyranny

My Conversation With Eric Jay Dolin, Author Of Black Flags, Blue Waters: The Epic History Of America’s Most Notorious Pirates

Click Here To Listen Eric Jay Dolin With surprising tales of vicious mutineers, imperial riches, and high-seas intrigue, Black Flags, Blue Waters vividly reanimates the “Golden Age” of piracy in the Americas. Set against the backdrop of the Age of Exploration, Black Flags, Blue Waters reveals the dramatic and surprising history of American piracy’s “Golden Age”―spanning the late 1600s through the early 1700s―when lawless pirates plied the coastal waters of North America and beyond. Best-selling author Eric Jay Dolin illustrates how American colonists at first supported these outrageous pirates in an early display of solidarity against the Crown, and then violently opposed them. Through engrossing episodes of roguish glamour and extreme brutality, Dolin depicts the [...]

By |October 31st, 2018|History, Uncategorized|Comments Off on My Conversation With Eric Jay Dolin, Author Of Black Flags, Blue Waters: The Epic History Of America’s Most Notorious Pirates