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Neil Armstrong: A Life of Flight By Jay Barbree chats with Dr. Alvin

Jay Barbree Click Here To Listen Much has been written about Neil Armstrong, America’s modern hero and history’s most famous space traveler. Yet shy of fame and never one to steal the spotlight Armstrong was always reluctant to discuss his personal side of events. Here for the first time is the definitive story of Neil’s [...]

The Arsenal Of Democracy: FDR, Detroit, And An Epic Quest To Arm An America At War By A.J. Baime chats with Dr. Alvin

AJ Baime Click Here To Listen In 1941, as Hitler’s threat loomed ever larger, President Roosevelt realized he needed weaponry to fight the Nazis—most important, airplanes—and he needed them fast. So he turned to Detroit and the auto industry for help. The Arsenal of Democracy  tells the incredible story of how Detroit answered the call, [...]

Flight 232: A Story of Disaster and Survival by Laurence Gonzales chats with Dr. Alvin

Laurence Gonzales Click Here To Listen Twenty-five years after the catastrophe, a dramatic and extraordinarily rare 360-degree view of the crash of a fully loaded jumbo jet. As hundreds of rescue workers waited on the ground, United Airlines Flight 232 wallowed drunkenly over the bluffs northwest of Sioux City. The plane slammed onto the runway [...]

Lords Of The Sky: Fighter Pilots And Air Combat, From The Red Baron To The F-16 By Dan Hampton chats with Dr. Alvin

Dan Hampton-Lords of the Sky Click Here To Listen Lords of the Sky is a thrilling history of the fighter pilot, masterfully written by one of the most decorated aviators in American history. A twenty-year USAF veteran who flew more than 150 combat missions and received four Distinguished Flying Crosses, Lt. Colonel Dan Hampton draws [...]

Train: Riding The Rails That Created The Modern World–From The Trans-Siberian To The Southwest Chief By Tom Zoellner chats with Dr. Alvin

Tom Zoellner Click Here To Listen Tom Zoellner loves trains with a ferocious passion. In his new book he chronicles the innovation and sociological impact of the railway technology that changed the world, and could very well change it again. From the frigid trans-Siberian railroad to the antiquated Indian Railways to the futuristic MagLev trains, [...]