I just wanted to post a quick message with two-ish big announcements:
First and foremost thank you all for your support! We have reached a milestone this month with over 300 downloads! Never did I thnik this show would be that popular. I, as well as Gerard Butler, thank you!
We also made the New and Noteworthy section on iTunes!
Thanks again for the support, and keep learning!
Note: Audio quality in this episode has been fixed.
Warning: This episode contains plot spoilers and course language - mildly NSFW
After a prolonged hiatus The Historian's Movie Review is back!
In this week's episode I talk about the TV miniseries Andersonville. Topics discussed include the real Colonel Wirtz, the trial and execution of prisoners at Andersonville, and how Tom Wilson is my favorite actor.
This week's episode is brought to you by Audible. You can support the show, and get a 30-day ree trial by using the link audibletrial.com/hmr.
Ransom, John, Andersonville Diary (audiobook)
Roberts, Edward W., Andersonville Journey
Sanders Jr, Charles W., While in the Hands of the Enemy: Military Prisons of the Civil War
Intro Music - "Battle Hymn of the Republic"
Interstitial, and Outro Music - "Dixieland (Union Version)"
Andersonville Prison, Library of Congress
Execution of Capt. Henry Wirtz, Library of Congress
Boys and teacher in classroom at Golden Industrial School, Denver Colorado, 1910-1915, courtesey of the Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Online Catalog
So, I wanted to give you all a brief update about why shows have been less frequent this month.
The short answer is -- work.
Fear not though! I will have a new episode out in the next few days, and once the semester is over I should be back to a more regular schedule.
Thank you all for your support and keep learning.
Picture of a group of Union officers in Culpeper, VA - coutrtesey of The Smithsonian article "Six Books on the Civil War".
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Note: Audio quality has been fixed in this episode.
In this week's episode of the Historian's Movie Review I look at the film Gettysburg -- the first in a series observing the end of the Civil War in April of 1865.
Topics discussed include Lee's failed plan at Gettysburg, Civil War medicine, and Jeff Daniels' moustache.
This week's episode is sponsored by Audible. You can get a 30-day free trial and a free download if you visit audibletrial.com/hmr.
Desjardin, Thomas, Stand Firm Ye Boys from Maine: The 20th Maine and the Battle of Gettysburg
Carhart, Tom, Lost Triumph: Lee's Real Plan at Gettysburg, and Why it Failed
Intro Music - "Kelly's Irish Brigade"
Ad Break Music - "Scarce O'Tatties"
Outro Music - "We'll Fight for Uncle Sam"
An audience buying tickets at the Regal Cinema, Chicago, 1940s - Northwest Chicago Film Society
This week's episode of the Historian's Movie Review will be delayed, but there will be one in the next few days.