Dr. Ben Sawyer, a historian from Middle Tennessee State, joins Brian to talk about why Forest Gump is a dangerous movie, why journalists are kicking historians butts in terms of writing compelling works, and why Lenin was making it all up as he went along (validating a long-standing theory of Brian’s). They also discuss their favorite Founding Fathers.
Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow
Washington: A Life by Ron Chernow
All the Gallant Men: An American Sailor's Firsthand Account of Pearl Harbor by Donald Stratton with Ken Girl
Woody Guthrie: A Life by Joe Klein
To Make Men Free: A History of the Republican Party by Heather Cox Richardson.