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How Did Reading Books Shape War?

January 09, 2024
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This episode we examine the intersection of books and war as we sit down with esteemed historian Andrew Pettegree. We discuss his groundbreaking work, 'THE BOOK AT WAR: How Reading Shaped Conflict and Conflict Shaped Reading,'

Pettegree challenges the notion that books and warfare exist in separate realms. Instead, he explores their intricate relationship throughout history, revealing the profound impact of words on the battlefield.

From providing solace to troops during World War II to acting as agents of warfare, books play a multifaceted role in shaping societies during times of conflict.

Our guest, Andrew Pettegree, a distinguished professor of modern history at the University of St. Andrews, brings his expertise to unravel the complex and often ambivalent dynamics between books and war.

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Jeremy Stalnecker seeks to help others answer one of the toughest questions we all face, “How do I move forward when my world is falling apart?” Jeremy is the CEO of the Mighty Oaks Foundation, dedicated to helping America’s military warriors and their families who are suffering from the unseen wounds of combat, such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

In addition to his current role, Jeremy has served as a Marine Corps Infantry Officer, and as a Senior Pastor. He is an accomplished author, inspirational speaker, and frequent guest on some of America's most prominent news networks.
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