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Our website is dedicated to Civil War Talk Radio (CWTR). CWTR is a weekly, hour long, intenet-based talk radio show hosted by Gerry Prokopowicz of East Carolina University. Each week, Gerry interviews leading historians, authors, enthusiasts, etc. on all things Civil War related. There are currently 265+ hours of interviews available for your listening pleasure. Use this site to view show information, download the MP3 files, listen to the MP3 files and get additional information on guests.


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Season 10 - Latest shows listed below.

Click on the Episode Title for additional information on episode, links to download or listen to episode and a transcript of Gerry's monologue.

1024
General Gordon Granger: The Savior of Chickamauga

Robert  Conner April 16, 2014

Robert Conner, author of "General Gordon Granger: The Savior of Chickamauga and the Man Behind Juneteenth"


1023
A Spy for the Union: The Life and Execution of Timothy Webster

Corey  Recko April 9, 2014

Corey Recko, author of "A Spy for the Union: The Life and Execution of Timothy Webster."


1022
The Civil War Generals: Comrades, Peers, Rivals-In Their Own Words

Robert I.  Girardi April 2, 2014

Robert I. Girardi, author of "The Civil War Generals: Comrades, Peers, Rivals-In Their Own Words."


1021
Abraham Lincoln in the Kitchen: A Culinary View of Lincoln's Life and Times

Rae Katherine  Eighmey March 26, 2014

Rae Katherine Eighmey, author of "Abraham Lincoln in the Kitchen: A Culinary View of Lincoln's Life and Times."


1020
The Long Shadow of Lincoln's Gettysburg Address

Jared  Peatman March 19, 2014

Jared Peatman, author of "The Long Shadow of Lincoln's Gettysburg Address."


1019
The Long Road to Antietam

Richard  Slotkin March 5, 2014

Richard Slotkin, author of "The Long Road to Antietam: How the Civil War Became a Revolution."


1018
The Battle of Big Bethel

J. Michael  Cobb February 26, 2014

J. Michael Cobb, author of "The Battle of Big Bethel: Crucial Clash in Early Civil War Virginia."


1017
Lincoln: A Life of Purpose and Power

Richard  Carwardine February 19, 2014

Richard Carwardine, author of "Lincoln: A Life of Purpose and Power."


1016
Did Lincoln Own Slaves?...and more.

Gerry  Prokopowicz February 12, 2014

Gerry Prokopowicz, author of "Did Lincoln Own Slaves?" Gerry discusses Lincoln and other topics in this special call-in show where listeners get to talk directly with Gerry and ask any questions they may have about the Lincoln, the Civil War and more.


1015
Writing the Gettysburg Address

Martin  Johnson February 5, 2014

Martin Johnson, author of "Writing the Gettysburg Address."


1014
General Grant and the Rewriting of History

Frank  Varney January 29, 2014

Frank Varney, author of "General Grant and the Rewriting of History: How the Destruction of General William S. Rosecrans Influenced Our Understanding of the Civil War."


1013
Chancellorsville's Forgotten Front

Kristopher  White January 15, 2014

Kristopher White, author of "Chancellorsville's Forgotten Front: The Battles of Second Fredericksburg and Salem Church, May 3, 1863"


1012
Freedom National: The Destruction of Slavery in the United States, 1861-1865

James  Oakes December 11, 2013

James Oakes, author of "Freedom National: The Destruction of Slavery in the United States, 1861-1865"


1011
Baptism of Fire: The Battle of Franklin

Eric  Jacobson December 4, 2013

Eric Jacobson, author of "Baptism of Fire: 44th Missouri, 175th Ohio & 183rd Ohio at the Battle of Franklin"


1010
The Gilded Age of Politics

Charles W.  Calhoun November 20, 2013

Charles W. Calhoun, author of "From Bloody Shirt to Full Dinner Pail: The Transformation of Politics and Governance in the Gilded Age" and working on a new book about Ulysses S. Grant.


1009
A Field Guide to Gettysburg

Tom  Vossler November 13, 2013

Tom Vossler, co-author of "A Field Guide to Gettysburg."


1008
Fire of Freedom: Abraham Galloway and the Slaves' Civil War

David S.  Cecelski November 6, 2013

David S. Cecelski, author of "Fire of Freedom: Abraham Galloway and the Slaves' Civil War"


1007
Brown University Library Special Collections

Tom  Horrocks October 30, 2013

Tom Horrocks, Director of Special Collections at Brown University


1006
Company Aytch, or a Side Show of the Big Show by Sam Watkins

Philip  Leigh October 16, 2013

Philip Leigh, Annotator and Editor of Sam Watkins classic memoir "Company Aytch, or a Side Show of the Big Show."


1005
Baring the Iron Hand: Discipline in the Union Army

Stephen  Ramold October 2, 2013

Stephen Ramold, author of "Baring the Iron Hand: Discipline in the Union Army"


1004
The CSS Neuse

Sarah   Risty-Davis September 25, 2013

Sarah Risty-Davis, Site Manager at CSS Neuse, Kinston, NC


1003
Lincoln's Hundred Days

Louis   Masur September 18, 2013

Louis Masur, author of "Lincoln's Hundred Days."


1002
David Schenck and the Contours of Confederate Identity

Rodney  Steward September 11, 2013

Rodney Steward, author of "David Schenck and the Contours of Confederate Identity"


1001
Searching for George Gordon Meade

Tom  Huntington September 4, 2013

Tom Huntington, author of "Searching for George Gordon Meade"


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News from CWTR World HQ:

Apr 23, 2014
Scheduled guest:
James B. Conroy, Our One Common Country: Abraham Lincoln and the Hampton Roads Peace Conference of 1865

Apr 30, 2014
Scheduled guest:
Kathryn Shively Meier, Nature's Civil War: Common Soldiers and the Environment in 1862 Virginia