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Rare Interview Discovered of George Luz, Easy Company Paratrooper

We were delighted to hear from George Luz, Jr. that while working on some household projects during the pandemic, he discovered an old VCR tape of an interview with this father, George Luz, a member of Easy Company and a paratrooper with the 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment. We are excited to share George's story and a video clip of his father's interview. Read More

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Keeping History Alive: Kevin Hymel and Rick Beyer

Stephen Ambrose Historical Tours has the most qualified historians lead our historical, WWII, WWI, D-Day and Band of Brothers® Tours. They are leaders in their field and world-renowned authors. Read the latest on how two of our historians, Kevin Hymel and Rick Beyer, are keeping history alive. Read More

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Join Us for a Special Book Event: A Mortal Blow to the Confederacy

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The Garden District Book Shop in New Orleans, Louisiana, will be hosting our Director, Mark Bielski, to celebrate the release of his new book, A Mortal Blow to the Confederacy: The Fall of New Orleans, 1862, on Thursday, June 24 at The Rink (2727 Prytania Street). The event is both in-person and virtual. Many of us from SAHT will be there, so if you live in the area we hope to see you. If not, join us from the comfort of your home! Read More

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Let’s Travel! 6 Domestic Tours to Book Now

We are so excited to be able to invite you to join us this summer and fall on 6 outstanding American History and Civil War Tours in the United States. Interested in seeing some jaw-dropping scenery with your history? Travel with us on our Lewis and Clark Tour or Crazy Horse and Custer Tour. Want to retrace the sacred battlefields and sites of the Civil War? We've got three great tours that cover the Eastern Theatre, Western Theatre and Mississippi River. Want to explore the origins of the history of America? Join us on our Revolutionary War Tour, where our expert historians will share stories of the battles that raged across the northern theater and the key players in that drama. Read More

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EU Opens for Travel: Here’s What You Need to Know

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The European Union announced that it is reopening its borders to fully vaccinated visitors—with an approved vaccine. This would open the door to Americans, who have been receiving shots from Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson. This is good news as we can now can resume our tours to Europe in the late summer and fall. Read More

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Five Things About A Mortal Blow to the Confederacy

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Historian Mark Bielski’s new book, A Mortal Blow to the Confederacy: The Fall of New Orleans, 1862, has just been released! It is the latest in the Emerging Civil War Series by publisher Savas Beatie. In writing A Mortal Blow to the Confederacy, Mark was excited to be able to delve into the way each side handled or mishandled the defense or capture of New Orleans in this important chapter of Civil War history. But his research added another layer to this narrative. Here are five interesting things that he discovered while writing his new book. Read More

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Historian Chris Anderson Receives Award for D-Day Guidebook

D-Day 75th Anniversary A Millennials Guide

We are excited to announce that Senior Historian Chris Anderson has received a 2020 IPPY Silver Award, Travel - Guidebook category, as a contributing writer in the “D-Day 75th Anniversary – A Millennials Guide.” The book features 18 contributors and offers fresh perspectives and travel features on the iconic event of WWII for all ages and interest groups. Chris wrote two chapters for the book, “Indispensable Allies in Operation Overlord” and “In the Footsteps of Heroes: Touring Dick Winter’s Day of Days.” Read More

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