History Happy Hour

One of the best parts of going on a Stephen Ambrose Historical Tour is crowding into the bar at happy hour to discuss the places you have been and kibbitz over history tidbits.

Each Sunday at 4pm EDT, host historians Christopher Anderson in London and Rick Beyer in Chicago each grab a cocktail and go live to talk history (and maybe some smack) during History Happy Hour. They welcome fascinating and knowledgeable guests such as authors Andrew Roberts, Joe Balkoski, Lynne Olson, and Hampton Sides for entertaining history discussions. And you get to join the conversation as well with questions and comments.

The bar is open every Sunday at 4 PM ET on the Stephen Ambrose Historical Tours Facebook page and YouTube channel.

History Happy Hour, the spot where history is always on tap.

This Week on HHH – The Yalta Conference


This Week on History Happy Hour: A behind the scenes look at the momentous1945 Yalta Conference between Roosevelt, Churchill and Stalin, where the Big Three hashed out what the post-war world would look like. Our guest is historian Catherine Grace Katz, author of the acclaimed new book Daughters of Yalta. She has mined newly accessible sources to give us an insider view of the conference as seen through the eyes of three intelligent and glamorous young women who accompanied their famous fathers to the Yalta Conference. Daughters of Yalta, Sunday at 4PM on History Happy Hour, the spot where history is always on tap.



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This Week’s Guest


CATHERINE GRACE KATZ is a writer and historian from Chicago. She holds degrees in history from Harvard and Cambridge and is currently pursuing her JD at Harvard Law School.



History Happy Hour Reading List

Chris and Rick have put together a list of books that they and their guests have recommended or mentioned on the show. Read on!

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Upcoming History Happy Hours


Sunday November 1


Topic:  Admiral Bertram Ramsey, 

Guest:  Brian Izzard, author, Mastermind of Dunkirk and D-Day: The Vision of Admiral Sir Bertram Ramsay


Sunday November 8


Topic:  African American Soldiers in WWI

Guest: Col. Krewasky Salter (Ret) : curator, We Return FIghting exhibit at the Smithsonian.


Sunday November 15


Topic:   Cartoonist Bill Mauldin

Guest:  Todd DePastino, editor, Drawing Fire:  The Editorial Cartoons of Bill Mauldin


Sunday November 22


Topic:  The History of the World in Six Glasses

Guest: Tom Standage, author, The History of the World in Six Glasses


History Happy Hour Playlist

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