History Author Show
About This Show
We’ve all been transported into the past by a special book, place or person. On the History Author Show, host Dean Karayanis and a team of correspondents bring you the people who build the time machines.
Most Recent Episode
John U. Bacon – The Great Halifax Explosion: A World War I Story
3 days ago
April 23, 2018 - Our time machine travels back 100 years, to witness the split-second explosion that blew a chunk of Halifax, Nova Scotia off the map. On December 6, 1917, this key city in supplying the Allies in the Great War, suffered the largest man-made explosion prior to the bombs that ended World War Two -- something that caught the attention of physicist Robert Oppenheimer, the "father of the atomic bomb."
On the shore in Canada to witness the collision in the harbor is John U. Bacon, author of The Great Halifax Explosion: A World War I Story of Treachery, Tragedy, and Extraordinary Heroism. John U. Bacon teaches at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism and the University of Michigan. He's written five New York Times bestsellers, including Three and Out, Fourth and Long, and, Endzone.
You can catch him often on NPR and national TV, as well as JohnUBacon.com, @JohnUBacon on Twitter, or Facebook.com/JohnUBaconAuthor.