Military History http://publicradiotulsa.org en "Soldier Girls: The Battles of Three Women at Home and at War" by Helen Thorpe http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/soldier-girls-battles-three-women-home-and-war-helen-thorpe <p>Our guest on StudioTulsa is the noted Denver-based journalist and nonfiction author Helen Thorpe, whose writing has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, Texas Monthly, and elsewhere. Thorpe's first book, 2009's widely acclaimed "Just Like Us," tellingly profiled the lives of three young Latinas living in the United States. Her newly published second book, "Soldier Girls: The Battles of Three Women at Home and at War," takes a close look at three female veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 20:30:32 +0000 Rich Fisher 64031 at http://publicradiotulsa.org "Soldier Girls: The Battles of Three Women at Home and at War" by Helen Thorpe "A Higher Call: An Incredible True Story of Combat and Chivalry in the War-Torn Skies of WWII" http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/higher-call-incredible-true-story-combat-and-chivalry-war-torn-skies-wwii <p>On this edition of ST, we speak by phone with Adam Makos: a longtime journalist and military historian who's also the editor of the military-themed magazine, Valor. Makos is likewise the co-author of the bestselling nonfiction account, "A Higher Call: An Incredible True Story of Combat and Chivalry in the War-Torn Skies of World War II," which is just recently out in paperback. Mon, 26 May 2014 17:26:18 +0000 Rich Fisher 60271 at http://publicradiotulsa.org "A Higher Call: An Incredible True Story of Combat and Chivalry in the War-Torn Skies of WWII" Best of ST in 2013: "Lawrence in Arabia" http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/best-st-2013-lawrence-arabia <p>On this edition of The Best of StudioTulsa, we listen back to our conversation with author and journalist Scott Anderson, who has reported from Lebanon, Israel, Egypt, Sudan, Bosnia, El Salvador, and other war- and strife-torn countries. Anderson's newest book, which he speaks about on today's show, is "Lawrence in Arabia: War, Deceit, Imperial Folly and the Making of the Modern Middle East." One New York Times book critic has hailed this work as "fine, sophisticated, richly detailed...[and] filled with invaluably complex and fine-tuned information.... Eminently readable.... Wed, 08 Jan 2014 19:02:55 +0000 Rich Fisher 52453 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Best of ST in 2013: "Lawrence in Arabia" "Understanding and Resisting the Power and Privilege of Christian Hegemony" http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/understanding-and-resisting-power-and-privilege-christian-hegemony <p>On our show today, a discussion with Paul Kivel, who is the author of "Uprooting Racism" and the director of the Christian Hegemony Project. Kivel is also a social-justice activist and educator whose new book, just out, is "Living in the Shadow of the Cross: Understanding and Resisting the Power and Privilege of Christian Hegemony." It is, to be sure, a work that makes several debatable points, and that takes as "given" several contentious assertions --- and so Kivel defends (and elaborates on) many of these points and assertions on this edition of ST. Fri, 13 Dec 2013 19:01:15 +0000 Rich Fisher 51156 at http://publicradiotulsa.org "Understanding and Resisting the Power and Privilege of Christian Hegemony" "Lawrence in Arabia: War, Deceit, Imperial Folly and the Making of the Modern Middle East" http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/lawrence-arabia-war-deceit-imperial-folly-and-making-modern-middle-east <p>On this edition of ST, we chat with the author and journalist Scott Anderson, who has reported from Lebanon, Israel, Egypt, Sudan, Bosnia, El Salvador, and many other strife-torn countries, and whose writing has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Vanity Fair, Esquire, Harper&#39;s, and Outside. Wed, 09 Oct 2013 17:44:11 +0000 Rich Fisher 47602 at http://publicradiotulsa.org "Lawrence in Arabia: War, Deceit, Imperial Folly and the Making of the Modern Middle East" Col. Ann Wright (Ret.) Speaks on "Perspectives of American Military Intervention" http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/col-ann-wright-ret-speaks-perspectives-american-military-intervention <p>On this installment of ST, we speak with Ann Wright, a retired U.S. Army Reserve Colonel and a twenty-nine-year veteran of the Army and Army Reserves. A well-known peace activist, Col. Wright obtained a master's as well as a law degree at the University of Arkansas; she also earned a master's in national security affairs from the U.S. Naval War College. In 1987, she joined the Foreign Service and served as U.S. Deputy Ambassador in Sierra Leone, Micronesia, Afghanistan, and Mongolia. Wed, 25 Sep 2013 22:45:19 +0000 Rich Fisher 46847 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Col. Ann Wright (Ret.) Speaks on "Perspectives of American Military Intervention" "Bradley Manning, WikiLeaks, and the Biggest Exposure of Official Secrets in American History" http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/bradley-manning-wikileaks-and-biggest-exposure-official-secrets-american-history <p>Our guest on ST is Denver Nicks, a writer and freelance journalist based in New York City. Originally from Oklahoma, Nicks has written about such varied subjects as street art in Poland, a failed coup in the Philippines, and the working-class underbelly of Wall Street in the midst of the financial meltdown. Wed, 26 Jun 2013 20:36:18 +0000 Rich Fisher 41712 at http://publicradiotulsa.org "Bradley Manning, WikiLeaks, and the Biggest Exposure of Official Secrets in American History" Washington Post Reporter Offers a New Book on the War of 1812: "Through the Perilous Fight" http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/washington-post-reporter-offers-new-book-war-1812-through-perilous-fight <p>On this edition of ST we are pleased to speak by phone with Steve Vogel, a veteran national reporter for The Washington Post as well as the author of "The Pentagon: A History" (2008). Thu, 13 Jun 2013 17:45:04 +0000 Rich Fisher 40888 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Washington Post Reporter Offers a New Book on the War of 1812: "Through the Perilous Fight" "Abraham Lincoln and America's Most Perilous Year" http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/abraham-lincoln-and-americas-most-perilous-year <p>For this installment of ST, on the day after Presidents' Day, we are looking back on the war-torn tenure of our nation's greatest president, Abe Lincoln. Our guest is the author and journalist David Von Drehle, whose widely acclaimed and most recent book, "Rise to Greatness: Abraham Lincoln and America's Most Perilous Year," was named one of the Kansas City Star's Top 100 Books of 2012. Tue, 19 Feb 2013 22:27:42 +0000 Rich Fisher 34415 at http://publicradiotulsa.org "Abraham Lincoln and America's Most Perilous Year" "The Real Story of America's Servicewomen in Today's Military" http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/real-story-americas-servicewomen-todays-military <p>Today on ST, we speak by phone with the author and journalist, Tanya Biank, whose book, "Army Wives," is the basis for the popular series of the same title on Lifetime TV. Biank is also the daughter, sister, and wife of U.S. Army colonels, and during her days as a newspaper reporter, she traveled around the globe with American soldiers. Biank's new book, just out, is called "Undaunted: The Real Story of America's Servicewomen in Today's Military" --- and this is what we're discussing with her on our program.&nbsp; Given the decision, announced one week ago, by U.S. Wed, 30 Jan 2013 21:18:52 +0000 Rich Fisher 33327 at http://publicradiotulsa.org "The Real Story of America's Servicewomen in Today's Military"