“An Awesometalk With” DR. EDWARD STEERS, JR. – historian & author

For full interview, click link below (running time 46:20)

Dr. Edward Steers Jr Interview 08-Mar-10

or click Part 1 – 4 below for specific sections of the interview.

Part 1 – E. Steers Interview – Intro & Lincoln Assassination Encyclopedia 13min30sec

Part 2 – E. Steers Interview – WWII Fiction Novels 6min56sec

Part 3 – E. Steers Interview – Great Historical Hoaxes 16min45sec

Part 4 – E. Steers Interview – Research, Science, History & Writing 9min30sec


INTERVIEW: DR. EDWARD STEERS, JR.

by Barry Cauchon

I am pleased to present my interview with Dr. Edward Steers, Jr., prominent Lincoln Assassination author, historian and researcher. We discuss his two latest books, “The Lincoln Assassination Encyclopedia” and his first fictional novel, a WWII drama called “We’ll Meet Again: A Story of Love and Intrigue in the Midst of War.” This novel reflects his interest in the subject of WWII, having previously published the non-fiction book “Don’t You Know There’s a War On?”

Our interview also covers another favorite subject of Dr. Steers, that being the great historical hoaxes perpetrated on the world along with some of the ridiculous stories and conspiracy theories put forth over the years. Dr. Steers covers hoaxes such as the Piltdown Man, Mark Hofmann and the Oath of a Freeman, the Hitler Diaries, the faked transcript of a phone call from Churchill to FDR warning of the imminent attack on Pearl Harbor by the Japanese, and the hoax of The Man Who Never Was!

The Piltdown Man hoax

Mark Hofmann and the Oath of a Freeman hoax

The Hitler Diaries hoax

The phone call transcript from Churchill to FDR warning him that the Japanese were about to attack Pearl Harbor...hoax

... and the ridiculous!

Finally, we discuss the subject of research, how it has changed over the years and what experts require to take new research seriously.

If you would like to learn more about Dr. Steers and read more about the books he has authored, please follow this link to www.edsteers.com or type in ed steers author into your favorite search engine.

Enjoy.

Best

Barry

outreach@awesometalks.com

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GREAT UPCOMING INTERVIEWS FOR 2010 “AN AWESOMETALK WITH”

March 15, 2010: Barry Cauchon.

Hi all: I am pleased to announce a partial list of upcoming interviews planned for my 2010 series “An Awesometalk With”. Last year featured some wonderful interviews and this year will be no exception. Here are just a few of the folks who have agreed to share their thoughts with you on “An Awesometalk With”.

STEVEN G. MILLER, historian & Boston Corbett expert: Steven is considered to be one of the top experts in the world on the 16th New York Regiment and Sergeant Boston Corbett, the man who shot John Wilkes Booth. Steven’s interview was done some time ago but I only recently completed transcribing it (sorry for the delay Steve). Look for it here very soon. It has some great content and stories (interview completed, edited and awaiting approval).

MIKE KAUFFMAN, historian and author of American Brutus: Mike is one of the foremost Lincoln assassination experts in the world authoring numerous articles on the subject. He is most well-known work is American Brutus: John Wilkes Booth and the Lincoln Conspiracies. Within Lincoln assassination research circles, Mike is highly respected for his research capabilities and being able to find historical information that escape many of us. Mike will share his insights into how to research an old story in new ways and the many angles one can take to find new material.

LAURIE VERGE, Director, Surratt House Museum: Laurie has been the Director of the Surratt House Museum in Clinton, MD since 1983. Anyone who has ever studied the assassination of Abraham Lincoln (from students, authors, film makers and scholars) knows Laurie, and has probably been helped by her at some point over the years. Laurie is a true matchmaker, directing the folks ‘with questions’ to the people who have ‘the answers’. She has been a tremendous supporter of mine and I’m very excited about introducing Laurie to you soon.

GLORIA SWIFT, Museum Curator, Ford’s Theatre, Washington D.C.: When Gloria phoned me recently and we had a chance to talk, I realized then that we had very similar approaches to history. Gloria has been an interpretive park ranger and curator with the National Park Service, working at such sites as Gettysburg National Military Park, Harper’s Ferry National Historical Park, and Monocacy National Battlefield. Currently she is the Museum Curator at Ford’s Theatre National Historic Site.

DR. EDWARD STEERS, JR., historian and author: Ed Steers is one of the most respected giants in the field of Abraham Lincoln’s assassination, authoring ten books on the subject. But Mr. Steers’ interest in history goes beyond the assassination. He is fascinated with WWII and has just released his second WWII book, this one called “We’ll Meet Again: A Story of Love and Intrigue in the Midst of War”. He also has a keen interest in some of the great hoaxes perpetrated on the world, including the highly publicized Hitler Diaries (interview posted March 15, 2010).

BETTY J. OWNSBEY, biographer and expert on Lewis Powell, Lincoln assassination conspirator: Betty is the author of “Alias Paine”, the biography of Lewis Powell. She tells me that she loves talking up a storm on Powell and the assassination, as well as on British and American history. I also know that, like me, she is a fan of banjo music and has a collection of old and traditional recordings. Betty has been a huge supporter of the book that John Elliott and I are writing and her submissions and knowledge base have been immeasurable (interview completed and currently being edited).

JOHN ELLIOTT, my writing partner and expert on the Old Arsenal Penitentiary architectural history: I can truly pat myself on my own back when I think about how lucky I was in choosing John to partner with to write our book on the conspirators and what happened to them inside the walls of the Old Arsenal Penitentiary. John is an encyclopedia on the assassination and all the peripheral history that surrounds the event. Like me, his real interest in the assassination started as a young student, when he took his first trip to Ford’s Theatre and the Peterson House in Washington. It was the event that started both of our life-long interests in the Lincoln assassination and the happenings at the Old Arsenal Penitentiary.

So not a bad starting point for 2010. And there are more interviews to come. I just wanted to share the names of the experts who have already agreed to chat with me. I’m sure you will enjoy them all as each gets a chance to share their unique backgrounds and interests.

Best.

Barry

outreach@awesometalks.com




NEW ADDRESS FOR THE ‘ABRAHAM LINCOLN RESEARCH SITE’

 

March 7, 2010: Barry Cauchon

ANNOUNCEMENT

I just received a note from Roger Norton, the webmaster for the wonderful Lincoln website called the Abraham Lincoln Research Site. Roger has created his own domain for the site and announces that he now has a new URL. If you have visited Roger’s site over the years and have saved his old URL, now is the perfect time to change it. Here is the information below.

Abraham Lincoln Research Site

OLD URL:  http://home.att.net/~rjnorton/Lincoln2.html

NEW URL:  http://rogerjnorton.com/Lincoln2.html 

As I have many links to the Abraham Lincoln Research Site within the articles posted here on A Little Touch of History, I will begin to change them. If you find any that I’ve missed, please let me know so I can rectify the situation.

Congratulations Roger on finally creating a domain of your own. I know you’ve been working on it for some time.

Best

Barry

 

outreach@awesometalks.com

 
 

 

 

 

“AN AWESOMETALK WITH” 2008-2009 INTERVIEW LINKS

March 4, 2010: Barry Cauchon

Here is the list of the ten 2008-2009 “An Awesometalk With” interviews that I’ve conducted to date. If you never had a chance to read any of these, this would be a good time to catch up before the 2010 season is launched. Enjoy. Barry

1. An Awesometalk With HAROLD HOLZER, Lincoln Scholar (posted November 10, 2008)

https://awesometalks.wordpress.com/2008/11/10/an-awesometalk-with-harold-holzer-lincoln-scholar/

2. An Awesometalk With DR. THOMAS SCHWARTZ, Illinois State Historian (posted December 08, 2008)

https://awesometalks.wordpress.com/2008/12/08/an-awesometalk-with-dr-thomas-schwartz-illinois-state-historian/

 3. An Awesometalk With ROBERT KRAUSS, 509th Composite Group Historian (posted December 16, 2008)

https://awesometalks.wordpress.com/2008/12/16/an-awesometalk-with-robert-krauss-509th-composite-group-historian/

 4. An Awesometalk With ROGER NORTON, Webmaster of the Abraham Lincoln Research Site (posted December 30, 2008)

 https://awesometalks.wordpress.com/2008/12/30/an-awesometalk-with-roger-norton-webmaster-of-the-abraham-lincoln-research-site/

5. An Awesometalk With LAURA FRANCES KEYES, Mary Todd Lincoln performer (posted January 26, 2009)

https://awesometalks.wordpress.com/2009/01/26/an-awesometalk-with-laura-frances-keyes-mary-todd-lincoln-performer/

6. An Awesometalk With GEORGE HAUCK, WWII Veteran & Ex-Prisoner of  War (posted March 30, 2009)

https://awesometalks.wordpress.com/2009/03/31/an-awesometalk-with-george-hauck-wwii-veteran-and-ex-prisoner-of-war/

7. An Awesometalk With ED ISAACS, Owner of Civil War Diary from Soldier Who Guarded the Lincoln Conspirators  (posted April 1o, 2009)

https://awesometalks.wordpress.com/2009/04/10/an-awesometalk-with-ed-isaacs-owner-of-civil-war-diary-from-soldier-who-guarded-the-lincoln-conspirators/

 8. An Awesometalk With ANDREW JAMPOLER, author of “The Last Lincoln Conspirator: John Surratt’s Flight from the Gallows” (posted April 24, 2009)

https://awesometalks.wordpress.com/2009/04/24/an-awesometalk-with-andrew-jampoler-author-and-ex-us-navy-commander/

 9. An Awesometalk With NIKAELA ZIMMERMAN, Kansas State Historical Society: Owners of the Lincoln Conspirators Gallows Crossbeam (posted June 24, 2009)

https://awesometalks.wordpress.com/2009/06/24/an-awesometalk-with-nikaela-zimmerman-assistant-registrarconservation-technologist-kansas-state-historical-society/

 10. An Awesometalk With CHARLENE HENDERSON, The 17th Regiment CVI Gravesite Location Project (posted November 02, 2009)

https://awesometalks.wordpress.com/2009/11/02/the-17th-regiment-cvi-gravesite-location-project/

Best

Barry

outreach@awesometalks.com

 

MARCH (2012) BIRTHDAYS FOR LINCOLN’S FRIENDS & FOES

AS OF MARCH 2012

Here are some March birthdays for Lincoln’s friends and foes. And perhaps a few who lived before, during or just after his time.

abigailfillmore1  Abigail Powers Fillmore, 1st lady (1850-53) and wife of President Millard Fillmore. Born March 13, 1798. Age 214.

200px-grover_cleveland  Grover Cleveland, 22nd (1885-89) & 24th (1893-97) President of the United States. Born March 18, 1837. Age 175.

225px-benito_juarez_presidente  Benito Pablo Juarez Garcia, President of Mexico (1858-72). Born March 21, 1806. Age 206.

230px-scolfax  Schuyler Colfax, Republican. 17th VP of the United States (under President Grant)(1869-73). Born March 23, 1823. Age 189.

gutzon20borglum20p4920low20res  Gutzon Borglum, sculpturer of Mount Rushmore. Born March 25, 1867. Age 145.

john-tyler  John Tyler, 10th President of the United States (1841-45). Died on January 18, 1862 while Lincoln was in office. Born March 29, 1790. Age. 222.

Happy birthday lady & gentlemen!

Best

Barry

outreach@awesometalks.com