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Talking History Highlights
52 minutes | Oct 17, 2021
Best of October Books - Part Two
This week Patrick covers the best in Irish and International history publications for October 2021. Books covered on the show include: 'Bretons and Britons: The Fight for Identity' with Barry Cunliffe, 'Dwellers in the Shadows: A Life of Ivor Gurney' with Kate Kennedy, 'To Rule the Skies: General Thomas S. Power and the Rise of Strategic Air Command in the Cold War' with Brent D. Ziarnick, 'When America Stopped Being Great: A History of the Present' with Nick Bryant and 'The Light of Days: Women Fighters of the Jewish Resistance' with Judy Batalion.
52 minutes | Oct 10, 2021
Samuel Taylor Coleridge: A Life
This week Patrick and an esteemed panel of literary scholars, biographers and critics discuss the life and the creative legacy of English poet, philosopher and theologian Samuel Taylor Coleridge. Joining Patrick on the panel are: Dr James May, University College Dublin, Professor Tim Fulford, Academic Director, Biennial Summer Conference, The Friends of Coleridge Society, Dr Jeffrey Barbeau, Professor of Theology, Wheaton University and author of ' Sara Coleridge: Her Life and Thought, Dr Rosemary Ashton, author of 'The Life of Samuel Taylor Coleridge: A Critical Biography' and Dr William Keach, Professor of English at Brown University.
48 minutes | Oct 3, 2021
Best of October Books - Part One
This week Patrick covers the best of Irish and International history publications for October 2021. Books covered on the show include: 'Philip Roth: A Counterlife' with Ira Nadel, 'Plague, Pestilence and Pandemic: Voices from History' with Peter Furtado, 'White Freedom: The Racial History of an Idea' with Tyler Stovall, 'The Tale of the Axe' with David Miles and 'Alexandria: The Quest for the Lost City' with Edmund Richardson.
52 minutes | Sep 26, 2021
The Mexican-American War
This week Patrick and a panel of military and political historians discuss the origins and legacy of the Mexican-American war. Joining Patrick on the panel are: Dr Daniel Geary, Associate Professor, Department of History, Trinity College Dublin, Dr Peter Guardino, author of 'The Dead March: A History of the Mexican-American War', Dr Donald S. Frazier, Professor of History at Mc Murry University, Texas, Dr Amy S. Greenberg, George Winfree Professor of American History, Penn State University, Dr John C. Pinheiro, author of 'Manifest Ambition: James K Polk and Civil Military Relations during the Mexican War' and Dr Timothy J. Henderson, author of 'A Glorious Defeat: Mexico and It's War with the United States'.
52 minutes | Sep 19, 2021
Best of September Books - Part 2
This week Patrick covers the best in Irish and International history publications for September 2021. Books covered on the show include: 'A History of Ancient Greece in 50 Lives' with David Stuttard, 'A Net for Small Fishes' with Lucy Jago, 'Parnell and His Times' with Joep Leerssen, 'The Churchill Quiz Book' with Kieran Whitworth and Patrick celebrates the 250th Anniversary of the Founding of the Armagh Robinson Library.
53 minutes | Sep 12, 2021
Epicurus: A Life
This week Patrick and an esteemed panel of philosophers, writers and biographers discuss the life and intellectual legacy of ancient Greek philosopher and sage Epicurus. Joining Patrick on the panel are: Dr Catherine Wilson, author of 'How to Be an Epicurean: The Ancient Art of Living Well', Professor James Warren, Faculty of Classics, Cambridge, Dr Martin Brady, Head of the Dept of Classics, UCD, Dr John Sellars, Reader in Philosophy, Royal Holloway University of London, Professor Monica Gale, Professor in Classics, Trinity College Dublin and Dr Tim O' Keefe, Georgia State University.
44 minutes | Sep 5, 2021
Best of September Books - Part 1
This week Patrick covers the best in Irish and International history publications for September 2021. Books covered on the show include: 'Making Deep History' with Clive Gamble, 'The Red Prince: The Life of John of Gaunt, the Duke of Lancaster' with Helen Carr, 'Conquering Peace: From Enlightenment to The European Union' with Stella Ghervas, 'Medieval People from Charlemagne to Pierro della Francesca' with Michael Prestwich and 'Murder Maps: Crime Scenes Revisited' with Dr Drew Grey.
51 minutes | Aug 29, 2021
Paris: A History of a City
This week Patrick and an esteemed panel of historians, biographers and cultural experts explore the history of Paris. Joining Patrick on the panel include: Professor Joan Elizabeth DeJean, Department of English, University of Pennsylvania and author of 'How Paris Became Paris: The Invention of the Modern City', Professor Colin Jones, School of History, Queen Mary University of London and the author of 'Paris: A Biography of a City', Professor Christopher Prendergast, Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages, Cambridge and the author of 'Paris and the Nineteenth Century', Dr David Garrioch, Monash University, Australia and the author of 'The Formation of the Parisian Bourgeoisie, 1690-1830' and Dr Andrew Hussey, author of 'Paris: The Secret History.
53 minutes | Aug 15, 2021
Best of August Books - Part Two
Join Patrick Geoghegan for the best in Irish and International history books for August 2021. Books covered on the show include: 'Norse America: The Story of a Founding Myth' with Gordon Campbell, 'The Rise and Fall of the Orange Order During The Famine Years' with Daragh Curran, 'Magnificent Women And Their Machines' with Henrietta Heald, 'The Fabric of Civilization: How Textiles Made The World' with Virginia Postrel and 'Digging Up Britain' with Mike Pitts.
48 minutes | Aug 8, 2021
Best of August Books - Part One
Join Patrick for the best of Irish and International history publications for August 2021. Books covered on the show include: 'Wollstonecraft: Philosophy, Passion, and Politics' with Sylvana Tomaselli, 'Irish Men and Women in The Second World War' with Richard Doherty, 'Civilised by Beasts: Animals and Urban Change in 19th Century Dublin' with Juliana Adelman, 'The Clergy of Down and Connor 1400-1900' with Fr Darach Mac Giolla Cathain and John Minahane on the poetry of Gofraidh Fionn O' Dalaigh. Note: Juliana Adelman's book will be available in paper back this Autumn. See details below. https://manchesteruniversitypress.co.uk/9781526160706/
54 minutes | Jul 25, 2021
Best of July Books - Part Two
This week Patrick covers the best in Irish and International history publications for July 2021. Books covered on the show include: 'A Short History of Russia' with Mark Galeotti, 'Nazi & Nobles: The History of a Misalliance' with Stephan Malinowski, 'An Infinite History: The Story of a Family in France over Three Centuries' with Emma Rothschild, 'A History Of The Church Through It's Buildings' with Allan Dog and 'Inheritance: The Lost History of Mary Davies' with Leo Hollis.
53 minutes | Jul 18, 2021
Hadrian's Wall: A History
This week Patrick and an esteemed panel of historians, archeologists and classicists discuss the life and legacy of Roman emperor Hadrian. Joining Patrick on the panel are: Dr Andrew Fear, Department of Classics, University of Manchester, Frances McIntosh, Curator of Roman Collections, Hadrian's Wall, English Heritage, Professor Richard Hingley, Professor of Archaeology, Durham University, Dr Alexander Thien, School of Classics, University College Dublin, Professor David Breeze, School of History, Classics and Archaeology, The University of Edinburgh and Professor Mary T Boatwright, Department of Classics, Duke University.
51 minutes | Jul 11, 2021
Best of July Books - Part One
This week Patrick covers the best in Irish and International history publications for July 2021. Books covered on the show include: 'Cary Grant: The Making of a Hollywood Legend' with Mark Glancy, 'China 1949: Year of Revolution' with Graham Hutchings, 'King Arthur's Death' with Michael Smith, 'Life after Gravity: Isaac Newton's London Career' with Patricia Fara and 'The Early Medieval Hand-Bells of Ireland and Britain' with Cormac Bourke.
52 minutes | Jul 4, 2021
John Steinbeck: A Life
This week Patrick and an esteemed panel of historians, writers and biographers discuss the life and legacy of American writer John Steinbeck. Joining Patrick on the panel are: Dr Danica Cerce from the Steinbeck Review, Dr Susan Shillinglaw, Director of the Steinbeck Center, Salinas, California, Dr Nicholas P Taylor, Cox Center for Steinbeck Studies, San Jose State University and Dr Tara Guissin-Stubbs, Associate Professor in English Literature and Director of Studies in English Literature and Creative Writing at Oxford University.
49 minutes | Jun 27, 2021
Best of June Books - Part Two
This week Patrick covers the best in Irish and International history publications for June 2021. Books covered on the show include: 'Pilgrimage' with Peter Stanford, 'Captain Francisco de Cuellar' with Francis Kelly, 'Women and the Irish Revolution' with Linda Connolly, 'Mixing It: Diversity in WW2 Britain' with Wendy Webster and 'Revolutionary' with Tom Holland.
53 minutes | Jun 20, 2021
Cezanne: A Life
This week Patrick and a high profile panel of artists, biographers and art historians discuss the life and legacy of French post impressionist artist Paul Cezanne. Joining Patrick on the panel were: Dr Jorella Andrews, author of 'This is Cezanne', Dr Fabienne Ruppen, University of Zurich, Mark O'Kelly, Head of Painting, National College of Art and Design, Dublin, Sarah Herring, The National Gallery, London and Samantha Friedman, Department of Drawings and Prints, Museum of Modern Art, New York.
48 minutes | Jun 13, 2021
Best of June Books - Part One
This week Patrick covers the best in Irish and International history publications for June 2021. Books covered on the show include 'Love Lives from Cinderella to Frozen' with Carol Dyhouse, 'Studies in Irish Georgian Silver' with Alison Fitzgerald, 'The Execution of Bridget Noble: Death and Conflict on the Beara Peninsula' with Sean Boyne, 'Stalin's Passage to Revolution' with Ronald Grigor Suny and The Stillorgan Local History Society on their latest publication.
52 minutes | May 30, 2021
The Battle of Verdun
This week Patrick and a panel of distinguished military historians and biographers discuss the iconic battle of Verdun. Joining Patrick on the panel include: Dr Paul Jankowski, Brandeis University, Dr John Mosier, Professor Emeritus, Loyola University, New Orleans, Johnathan Bracken, Author & Historian and Francois Cochet, The Verdun Memorial.
48 minutes | May 9, 2021
Best of May Books - Part One
This week Patrick looks at the best of Irish and International history publications for May 2021. Books covered on the show include: 'Gladius: Living, Fighting and Dying in the Roman Army' with Guy de la Bedoyere, 'De Valera and Roosevelt, Irish and American Diplomacy In Times of Crisis, 1932-1939' with Bernadette Whelan, 'Biomedical Controversies in Catholic Ireland' with Don O'Leary, 'We Remember Maynooth' edited by Salvador Ryan and John Paul Sheridan and 'Wandering Wicklow with Father Browne' with Robert O' Byrne.
49 minutes | Apr 25, 2021
Best of April Books - Part 2
This week Patrick covers the best in Irish and International history publications for April 2021. Books covered on the show include: 'History of World Trade Maps' with Philip Parker, ‘Art, Ireland, And the Irish Diaspora’ with Eimear O’ Connor, 'The Return' with Harry Sidebottom, 'A Difficult Birth: The Early Years of Northern Ireland, 1920-1925' with Alan Francis Parkinson and 'Walking Backwards to Heaven? Hope and the Catholics of Cloyne Diocese 1700-1830' with Martin Millerick.
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