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The year in review: my best stuff of 2018.

Here's a run-down on what I think represents my best work of 2018: blog articles, classes, podcasts and videos. Best wishes in 2019!

Second Decade podcast returns from hiatus: “Napoleon’s Hundred Days, Part I.”

The podcast focusing on the decade of the 1810s returns from hiatus with an all-new episode on Napoleon's improbable comeback from exile on the island of Elba.

By |2018-10-28T20:30:36-07:00October 28th, 2018|History, Podcasts|0 Comments

Bond in Context, Part 2: “From Russia With Love” and the curious moment of the early 1960s.

The historical context of the second James Bond film involves the Cold War and hopes for a better world, many of which were dashed by the Kennedy assassination.

By |2018-09-01T20:30:50-07:00September 1st, 2018|History, Movies|5 Comments

007 and History: The James Bond films in historical context, Part I, Introduction and “Dr. No.” [video]

How are the James Bond movies reflective of their times? In my new video series I'll explore the historical context of the 56-year film franchise, one movie at a time.

By |2018-08-30T20:30:08-07:00August 30th, 2018|History, Movies|6 Comments

Cribs of the Chiefs: let’s visit some Presidential Places. (Part 1) [videos]

In my video series, you can take a look at some of the beautiful places associated with our first five Presidents, including Mount Vernon, Peacefield and Monticello.

By |2018-06-18T20:30:55-07:00June 18th, 2018|History, Video|0 Comments

Earth: Katyn Forest, Russia, the site of a truly monstrous act of anti-intellectualism.

In April 1940, agents working for Stalin murdered tens of thousands of people here. Why? They were afraid of them thinking too much.

By |2018-04-09T20:30:42-07:00April 9th, 2018|Earth, History|0 Comments