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Paula Tarnapol Whitacre
A Civil Life in an Uncivil Time

Air Date/Time: September 28 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm CST
Host: Bjorn Skaptason

Bjorn Skaptason interviews Paula Tarnapol Whitacre about her new book, A Civil Life in an Uncivil Time: Julia Wilbur’s Struggle for Purpose.

Abandoning a sad yet safe life, Julia moves to Alexandria to become a relief agent in a Union hospital during the worst of the Civil War. Soon enough, her encounters with dying soldiers and escaped slaves lead to an awakening that would change her life and help change a nation.  Through Wilbur’s diary, Whitacre is able to show exactly how the times change us and we change...Send Questions or Comments

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Bjorn Skaptason

Bjorn Skaptason holds a M.A. in history from Loyola University Chicago.

He has published essays on Ambrose Bierce at Shiloh for the Ambrose Bierce Project Journal, on the United States Colored Troops in the campaign and battle of Brice’s Crossroads for the West Tennessee Historical Society Papers, and in the Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society on The Chicago Light Artillery.

A dealer in antiquarian books, Bjorn produces and guest hosts A House Divided for Author’s Voice®, a live book discussion program streamed from Abraham Lincoln Book Shop, Inc. in Chicago.

Stranger Than Fiction
Karen Cox
Goat Castle

Goat Castle

Air Date/Time: October 4 @ 3:30 pm - 4:00 pm CST
Host: Bjorn Skaptason

Bjorn Skaptason speaks with Karen Cox about Goat Castle.

Strange, fascinating, and sobering, Goat Castle tells the story of this local feud, killing, investigation, and trial, showing how a true crime tale of fallen southern grandeur and murder obscured an all too familiar story of racial injustice.

 

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Our Host

Bjorn Skaptason

Bjorn Skaptason holds a M.A. in history from Loyola University Chicago.

He has published essays on Ambrose Bierce at Shiloh for the Ambrose Bierce Project Journal, on the United States Colored Troops in the campaign and battle of Brice’s Crossroads for the West Tennessee Historical Society Papers, and in the Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society on The Chicago Light Artillery.

A dealer in antiquarian books, Bjorn produces and guest hosts A House Divided for Author’s Voice®, a live book discussion program streamed from Abraham Lincoln Book Shop, Inc. in Chicago.

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