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We’re a site that creates a variety of exclusive modern international and American history content! We create free history audio podcasts as part of History in 28-minutes, a magazine called History is Now, and books as part of Required History. Our works explain some of history's most important events concisely and quickly.
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History Books – Episode 7 – A War in the American Southwest
Mar 12 15
The podcast is on a book called The Wrath of Cochise by David Mort. The book is about the disputes that led the outbreak of the Apache Wars. The Apache Wars were a series of conflicts between the United States and a number of Apache nations fought in the American Southwest from the mid-nineteenth century until the 1880s. And as we shall soon see, a key factor in their starting was that in February 1861, the twelve-year-old son of Arizona rancher John Ward was kidnapped by Apaches. Ward followed their trail and reported the incident to patrols at Fort Buchanan, blaming a band of Chiricahuas led by the infamous warrior Cochise. The book then tells the story of how events dramatically escalated, leading to the death of many and the destruction of parts of the states of Arizona and New Mexico. As well as the devastation of a way of life.
Rated 5 out of
A great slice of history
These programs are great capsules of history and are of a very convenient length. Host George Levrier James has a pleasant voice with a delivery which engages the listener. Certainly those who find their interest piqued by a topic can receive ample suggestions for further reading on the web site. I enjoy it thoroughly.
Date published: 2013-09-12