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Today we get even more into the weeds of the Guadalcanal campaign. This time the action is focused on the fight at sea, and the USS Enterprise is in the thick of it. This famous ship takes a beating, and the question is, will she survive? Liste
Today we being a multi part look at the Guadalcanal campaign. There is a lot to it, hopefully I can keep it interesting without making it too complicated. Intelligent Investing with Glenn LeestThis podcast covers all topics related to Investing
It is summer, 1942. Midway was a disaster for the Japanese, but the war is far from over. The Americans, at the insistence of Admiral King, have decided to challenge the Japanese in the Solomons.Intelligent Investing with Glenn LeestThis podcas
Perhaps the most important battle of the early war, Midway was the make it or break it point for the U.S. Navy. The Japanese were determined to put the pressure on Nimitz, and the admiral himself rolled the dice. Would the Americans stop the Ja
Today we move the narrative forward and find the U.S. Navy determined to hit the Japanese in the south Pacific, hopefully to stop their advance in the region. Failure to do so could mean the Japanese will threaten the shipping lanes to Australi
Today we present the last of our "author interviews" for the year. William Taylor was a Marine who served in Vietnam for 13 months, earning 3 Purple Hearts and 2 Presidential Unit citations in the process. His book about the experience is a wel
Since it's been a while, I'm releasing this WWII episode a few days early. Today we get back to the main narrative and discuss events in spring 1942 which led up to the Battle of the Coral Sea. Enjoy!Intelligent Investing with Glenn LeestThis p
Today we are joined by Dr. Patrick Newman of the Mises Institute and Florida Southern College to discuss his latest book, Cronyism: Liberty vs. Power in America, 1607-1849. This fascinating book is a fast read and one I know you will enjoy. Get
Today marks the 5th anniversary of the show. It's hard to believe it's been 5 years. In celebration, I am happy to welcome back my former student George, as we discuss Murray N. Rothbard's fantastic essay Anatomy of the State. This essay really
Today I'm talking to Peter Shae, the author of the fantastic book In the Arena.  profiles 34 American leaders who captured their party’s nomination for the presidency but never reached the Oval Office. Author Peter Shea chronicles the rise, ear
Today we have a special treat. Author Eric Dolan joins the show to discuss his recently released book, Rebels at Sea: Privateering in the American Revolution. This is a book I think you will love, especially as it covers a very little known por
Today we have another one of our on going author interview episodes. Historian Neil Lanctot joins the show to discuss his book, The Approaching Storm: Roosevelt, Wilson, Addams, and Their Clash Over America's Future. This is a fascinating look
Today we have a fantastic interview with historian Deborah Cohen about her new book "Last Call at the Hotel Imperial: The Reporters Who Took on a World at War."  Dr. Cohen is Richard W. Leopold Professor of History and Department Chair (2020-20
Today's episode features  John Nantz, author of the fantastic  book Rediscovering Republicanism: Renewing America with our Founding Vision and Values. This is part of our bonus series of episodes talking with various historians about different
Last time we finally delved into the Southwest Pacific Theater, taking at look at the Philippines and General Douglas MacArthur. It is once again early 1942, but this time we focus more on the British in Malay and Singapore. This episode is spo
Today’s show is going to see us backtrack a tad. We haven’t really discussed the Philippines and General MacArthur’s area of responsibility, so it’s time to make that correction to the narrative. First, we will look at the Philippines and Gener
In our last episode, we started to talk about how the United States ramped up war production. Or at least began the process of ramping up said production. This episode will take us deeper into that story. And what a story it is. Honestly, we co
In this episode we bust a few myths and talk about the ramping up of the war effort. As you probably know, American industry switched over from consumer goods to producing war material. It is pretty remarkable what they were able to do and how
Today we talk about the U.S. Navy and their desire to hit back at the Japanese in the early weeks of 1942. Fable Beard Company is the official beard products company of the American history podcast. For great oils, beard balms and butters as we
In this special, bonus episode, I discuss the history of the relationship between the United States and Russia. We focus on the deterioration, starting with the idea that the US betrayed a promise to Gorbachev and the Soviets. Was a promise mad
I'm very excited to release this episode to the world. Originally it was supposed to focus on the men who eventually were promoted to 5 star admiral during the war. However, as I started writing it changed and thus so did the focus. Instead I d
Today I talk to a former student who has both a Bachelors and a Master's degree in National Security studies to discuss the history of Russia and Ukraine. He has published papers and presented to international conferences so I thought we'd have
Today we take a look at the immediate aftermath of the attack by the Japanese on Pearl Harbor. Remember, the official beard products company of the show is Fable Beard Company. They have amazing products for great prices. Get a 15% discount on
I recorded this episode with Scott Horton just a few days ago. We delve deep into Afghanistan and all sort of foreign policy issues. Enjoy!Huge thanks to Podcorn for sponsoring this episode. Explore sponsorship opportunities and start monetizin
This is part of the episode I recorded for the Patreon only series "1983: The Year the World Almost Ended." It was orginally about 50 minutes long, but for public consumption I cut it down to far shorter. I hope you all enjoy this look at the C
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