Our First Civil War, A Conversation with H W Brands
H.W. Brands zeroes in on that neglected aspect of the Revolution in a narrative told mostly through the writings of those who lived through it.
George Washington, The Political Rise of America’s Founding Father
A fascinating and illuminating account of how George Washington became the single most dominant force in the creation of the United States of America, from award-winning author David O. Stewart.
Adventures in Writing with Brad Meltzer
New York Times bestselling author Brad Meltzer LOVES a good adventure. And, that’s all his most recent book was until he ran across some key information while doing research. See how he turned that into his latest thriller: a nonfiction page turner about a secret plot to kill George Washington in 1776. Plus, we learn more about how his kids keep him humble despite his literary and television success. And, why this mantra – Dream Big, Work Hard, Stay Humble – is so important to the Meltzer family.
A One on One Conversation with Author Nick Bunker on his Latest Novel “Young Benjamin Franklin”
In this edition of First Person One on One, Paul Schankman has a fascinating conversation with author and Pulitzer Prize finalist Nick Bunker about his latest book, Young Benjamin Franklin, the Birth of Ingenuity. What was Franklin like as a child and a father before he became a founding father? Would you believe a boxer?
Finding Eliza Hamilton’s Voice
2019 Emmy Award Winner. Thanks to Lin-Manuel Miranda, Alexander Hamilton is currently one of the hottest Founding Fathers. But, there’s another lead character in the musical “Hamilton” who we don’t know as much about: Alexander’s wife, Eliza Schuyler Hamilton. She famously burned most of her letters, but through lots of research, co-authors Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie learned she has quite the story of her own – afterall, she lived 97 years and knew 12 of the first 16 Presidents! Dray and Kamoie tell us more about this formidable founding mother – even letting us in on some stories that were left out of their book, “My Dear Hamilton.” Plus, they talk about working as co-authors who have very different writing styles.