History Happenings October: WWII and the Civil War

Map of the Maginot Line

It is in the spirit of our founder, Stephen E. Ambrose, that director and historian Mark Bielski shares some of the interesting historical events that occurred during WWII and the Civil War in the month of October. Read More


New Episodes of History with Mark Bielski: Antietam!

Battle of Antietam painting

Our Civil War historian Mark Bielski dives into the American Civil War on the most recent episodes of History with Mark Bielski, covering Antietam and developments leading up to the Civil War and the importance of the city of New Orleans to the Confederacy. Read More


Don Malarkey (R.I.P.)

Don Malarkey Easy Company

We are saddened to learn of the death of Don Malarkey, one of the last of the rapidly vanishing Band of Brothers. Our historian Ron Drez met Don on May 5, 1988 when he walked into the Company E reunion being held in the Monteleone Hotel in New Orleans. Read More


Marty Morgan Lectures on Pearl Harbor

Pearl Harbor Map

We are excited to announce that our historian Martin A.K. Morgan will be giving a lecture at Jefferson Parish Regional Public Library this Thursday entitled Pearl Harbor Unseen. Pearl Harbor Unseen relates to piece of original color footage from the December 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor that was filmed by a U.S. Army soldier and his wife. This footage has never been seen in public before and captures the aftermath of the Japanese attacks on battleship row and Hickam Army Airfield. Read More


Historian Marty Morgan Advisor for New Call of Duty: WWII Video Game

We are proud to announce that our historian Marty Morgan was the historical advisor on the new Call of Duty: WWII video game that aims to redefine World War II for a new generation. As Glen Schofield, Co-Founder and Studio Head Sledgehammer Games, says, "There really is this respect and honor that you have to pay not only to the people but to the places. Marty was so important to this project because he gave us details to making the game and getting it right.”  Read More


Captain Dick Winters: The Island

major dick winters

Historian Kevin Hymel, recounts how Captain Dick Winters provided an example of airborne capabilities when he led Easy Company’s charge over the Island dike in Holland. Kevin’s article is followed by an account of “The Island” written by Dick Winters himself. Read More


Listen to Mark Bielski on The Donna Seebo Show

Sons of the White Eagle book cover

Listen to historian Mark Bielski live on The Donna Seebo Show this Tuesday, September 19 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EST, discussing his book Sons of the White Eagle in the American Civil War: Divided Poles in a Divided Nation. Read More

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