This episode features an interview I had recently with Candice Millard. Millard is not a typical historian. Her books tend to focus on the lesser-known moments in history. Teddy Roosevelt in the Amazon after his presidency, what really killed James Garfield, and her latest book, Hero of the Empire: The Boer War, a Daring Escape, and the Making of Winston Churchill. I asked Millard where she comes up with the ideas for her books.
Here’s our conversation:
If you listened to the Marginalia commentary on-air, this is what you heard:
Hero of the Empire: The Boer War, a Daring Escape, and the Making of Winston Churchill by Candice Millard was published by Doubleday.
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