The American Civil War and its leading lights have reappeared on the stage of American history and society in 2020—and in many cases, been physically knocked down from it. Why? iHeartRadio star Gwin Faulconer-Lippert and John talk about it, some Oklahoma connections, and John’s epic book The War Between the States: America’s Uncivil War, now in its fifth printing, in this special KTOK radio program and podcast.
(Oklahoma artist Neal Taylor's acclaimed painting The Capture of the JR Williams, above, depicts Cherokee Chief and Confederate General Stand Watie and his Cherokee, Choctaw, and Chickasaw horsemen ambushing a Union steamboat loaded with soldiers and supplies on the Arkansas River near Fort Gibson, Indian Territory.)
You can also go HERE to listen to Gwin and John’s exciting series of OKLAHOMA GOLD! podcasts. Future episodes explore the great heroes, events, and movements of Oklahoma History.
Leading Civil War luminaries, L-R, Confederate commander Robert E. Lee, U.S. President Abraham Lincoln, African-American abolitionist and statesman Frederick Douglass, and Cherokee Chief and General Stand Watie. All have had monuments vandalized or removed in 2020.
John’s 700-page epic of the causes, events, and consequences of the war, including over 500 illustrations and more than 100 biographical sketches, now in its fifth printing. Historians have referred to it as “magisterial,” “beautifully written and presented,” and “suffused with Christian knowledge and understanding.” Find out more HERE.