Historian Brooks Simpson

Here’s a C-SPAN interview with Brooks Simpson, who is one of the top historians working today. I’m proud to call him a friend.

The video’s description reads, “Professor Brooks Simpson talked about the challenges of writing history and biography. Professor Simpson is the author of multiple books on the Civil War and Reconstruction era, including works on General and President Ulysses S. Grant. C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their ‘2016 LCV Cities Tour’ in Tempe, Arizona, from October 1-6 to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Cox Communications cable local affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed. The history segments air on American History TV (AHTV) on C-SPAN3 and the literary events/non-fiction author segments air on Book TV on C-SPAN2.”

https://www.c-span.org/video/?419466-1/historian-brooks-simpson

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8 comments

  1. Shoshana Bee · · Reply

    The video is interesting and insightful into the mechanisms of researching and writing books.

    Okay, we got THAT out of the way, so less discuss the Jersey that is prominently displayed on the chair. #19 Bryan Trottier. He is the winner of the Calder Memorial trophy, the Art Ross trophy, the Hart Memorial trophy, the Con Smythe trophy. Trottier has also participated in the winning of 7 Stanley Cups, and he has been inducted into both the American Hockey Hall of Fame & Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame 🙂

    An excellent post, and a fine moment in in Hockey History 🙂

    1. I haven’t followed ice hockey since 1975, the heyday of the Broad Street Bullies, Bernie Parent, Bobby Clarke, Dave “The Hammer” Schultz, Bill Barber, Reggie Leach, Rick MacLeash, and Bob “The Hound” Kelly with their Jedi Master coach, Fred Shero. Lucky fans would win a case of Tastykakes when the Flyers scored.

      1. Shoshana Bee · · Reply

        That is quite a round-up. I am impressed. There is hope for you, yet 🙂

      2. bob carey · · Reply

        One of the great moments in sports history. Height of the cold war. Russian Central Army team being chased off the ice by the Flyers.

        1. Culminating five years later with the US winning gold at the Winter Olympics.

          Freddy Shero was a student of Russian hockey.

  2. Shoshana Bee · · Reply

    “Culminating five years later with the US winning gold at the Winter Olympics”

    Al Michaels: “Do you believe in miracles??!!!”

    One of the happiest moments in sports history 🙂

    *This has to rank as one of the best active posts in the blogosphere right now 🙂

    1. Well, it would if it concerned the ‘Murican sport of football. 😉

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