Read Our New History Newsletter, The Cricket! | Stephen Ambrose Historical Tours

Read Our New History Newsletter, The Cricket!

We have exciting news! May marks the launch of our new history newsletter, The Cricket. For those of you who have signed up for e-alerts from us, in addition to e-blasts about breaking tour news, you will now receive The Cricket, which will cover a variety of interesting topics, including:

  • spotlights on veterans
  • stories about WWII, military and American history written by our expert historians
  • recommended books and movies
  • guest photos from recent tours
  • tour backstories

You will be able to download The Cricket in PDF format so you can save it to your computer or print it off and read it at your leisure. Terri Sercovich, who is our customer service and marketing representative and a former journalist, is the editor and she would love to receive your tour photos and comments at

Inside This Issue

  • Matterhorn merges with Stephen Ambrose Historical Tours – Our director and historian Mark Bielski expounds on the Civil War tours we are now offering in Virginia and Gettysburg.
  • In Memoriam: Paul Rogers – A remembrance of Paul Rogers, WWII veteran, dear friend and great American hero, by historian Chris Anderson.
  • Pictures from the Road: Iwo Jima’s 70th Anniversary – We have some terrific guest photos of this extraordinary journey.
  • Featured Tour: In Patton’s Footsteps – Historian Kevin Hymel talks about why this tour is so special, including the news that WWII veteran Mort Sheffloe will be joining the group.
  • Featured Tour: The Ghost Army – Historian Rick Beyer shares some of the astonishing things you will learn on this tour covering The Ghost Army, a little-known tale of World War II.

Click here to download The Cricket May 2015 PDF.

About the Name

For those of you who have watched the HBO miniseries Band of Brothers, you will be familiar with what a cricket is — a brass clicker that was used by the men in the 101st Airborne Division during Operation Overlord on D-Day as a method of communicating without arousing German attention and also as a way to help distinguish between friend and foe. We have chosen the name as a tribute to these men, who are near and dear to our hearts. The Cricket will be our way of communicating with you, our friends in history and travel.

Sign Up for The Cricket

If you would like to automatically receive a copy of the latest edition of The Cricket in your inbox, please sign up for our newsletter on the news page of our website.

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