American Presidents http://publicradiotulsa.org en On Presidents' Day 2014, Reconsidering U.S. Grant's Tenure in the White House http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/presidents-day-2014-reconsidering-us-grants-tenure-white-house <p>On this edition of our show, in honor of Presidents' Day, we revisit, and reassess, an American leader who's seen by many as a brilliant general but a rather less-than-brilliant president. Today's ST is an encore presentation of an interesting discussion that we first aired in October 2012. At that time, we chatted with the bestselling author and acclaimed historian, H.W. Brands, who's the Dickson Allen Anderson Professor of History at the University of Texas at Austin. We spoke with Prof. Tue, 18 Feb 2014 20:31:17 +0000 Person: Rich Fisher 54664 at http://publicradiotulsa.org On Presidents' Day 2014, Reconsidering U.S. Grant's Tenure in the White House Best of ST in 2013: Biographer A. Scott Berg Offers a Life of Woodrow Wilson http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/best-st-2013-biographer-scott-berg-offers-life-woodrow-wilson <p>On this edition of The Best of StudioTulsa, we're listening back to our chat with A. Scott Berg, whose bestselling, highly regarded biographies include "Max Perkins: Editor of Genius" (winner of the National Book Award), "Goldwyn," "Lindbergh" (winner of the Pulitzer Prize), and "Kate Remembered." Berg's newest book is a life of America's 28th President, Woodrow Wilson (1856-1924) --- it's titled simply "Wilson" --- and the Ft. Worth Star-Telegram calls it "a work of spectacular artistry and objective workmanship.... Fri, 03 Jan 2014 19:42:54 +0000 Rich Fisher 52211 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Best of ST in 2013: Biographer A. Scott Berg Offers a Life of Woodrow Wilson A. Scott Berg, the Widely Accalimed Historian and Biographer, Offers a Life of Woodrow Wilson http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/scott-berg-widely-accalimed-historian-and-biographer-offers-life-woodrow-wilson <p>On this installment of StudioTulsa, we speak by phone with A. Scott Berg, whose bestselling, highly regarded biographies include &quot;Max Perkins: Editor of Genius&quot; (winner of the National Book Award), &quot;Goldwyn,&quot; &quot;Lindbergh&quot; (winner of the Pulitzer Prize), and &quot;Kate Remembered.&quot; Berg&#39;s newest book is a life of America&#39;s 28th President, Woodrow Wilson (<span class="st">1856-1924</span>) --- it&#39;s titled simply &quot;Wilson&quot; --- which the Ft. Worth Star-Telegram has called: &quot;A work of spectacular artistry and objective workmanship.... Wed, 02 Oct 2013 20:06:09 +0000 Rich Fisher 47241 at http://publicradiotulsa.org A. Scott Berg, the Widely Accalimed Historian and Biographer, Offers a Life of Woodrow Wilson 1862: The Year That Made a Great President (Encore presentation.) http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/1862-year-made-great-president-encore-presentation <p>For this encore presentation of our show, we look back on a remarkable year in the tenure&nbsp; of our nation's greatest president, Abraham Lincoln. Our guest is journalist David Von Drehle, author of "Rise to Greatness: Abraham Lincoln and America's Most Perilous Year." Von Drehle argues that the truly pivotal year of the American Civil War was 1862 --- not 1863, as many historians have asserted. As 1862 opens, the war is going badly, Lincoln's own advisors are questioning his leadership, European powers are openly considering intervening on behalf of the South, the U.S. Tue, 18 Jun 2013 17:15:09 +0000 Rich Fisher 41184 at http://publicradiotulsa.org 1862: The Year That Made a Great President (Encore presentation.) "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" Award-Winning Historian and Biographer Robert Caro Delivers a Presidential Lecture at TU http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/award-winning-historian-and-biographer-robert-caro-delivers-presidential-lecture-tu <p>Our guest on this installment of StudioTulsa is Robert Caro, the widely celebrated historian and biographer whose detailed, tirelessly researched writings have been awarded the Pulitzer Prize (twice), the National Book Critics Circle Award, the National Book Award, and the Francis Parkman Prize, among other honors. Tomorrow night, Tuesday the 12th, he'll deliver a Presidential Lecture in the Allen Chapman Activity Center here on the TU campus. The lecture begins at 7:30pm and is free to the public. (The Presidential Lecture Series is sponsored by TU's Darcy O'Brien Endowed Chair.) Mr. Mon, 11 Feb 2013 19:43:03 +0000 Rich Fisher 33975 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Award-Winning Historian and Biographer Robert Caro Delivers a Presidential Lecture at TU "Words and Phrases Coined or Popularized by America's Presidents" http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/words-and-phrases-coined-or-popularized-americas-presidents <p>Talk about the influential use of language.... Did you know that "bloviate," "lunatic fringe," "iffy," "military-industrial complex," "Anglophobia," "public relations," and "ottoman" are all terms or phrases that have been either coined or popularized by various U.S. Presidents over the years? Fri, 11 Jan 2013 23:19:22 +0000 Rich Fisher 32377 at http://publicradiotulsa.org "Words and Phrases Coined or Popularized by America's Presidents" "The Man Who Saved the Union" http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/man-who-saved-union <p>On this edition of ST, a reappraisal of U.S. Grant; we are pleased to welcome back to our show the bestselling author and acclaimed historian H.W. Brands, who's also the Dickson Allen Anderson Professor of History at the University of Texas at Austin. In an event co-presented by Book Smart Tulsa and the Gilcrease Museum, Prof. Brands will present a reading/signing/discussion of his newest book, "The Man Who Saved the Union: Ulysses Grant in War and Peace," at Gilcrease on Thursday of this week (the 25th) at 7pm. Mon, 22 Oct 2012 19:29:35 +0000 Rich Fisher 28247 at http://publicradiotulsa.org "The Man Who Saved the Union"