Last night I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Francis Rose, the host of The Civil War Network , a new blog and podcast about current events having to do with the Civil War. Francis wanted to chat with me after discovering this blog and felt a discussion about Civil War book collecting would be a nice fit for his new effort. We chatted for about 30 minutes on how a new collector can build a desirable first edition Civil War library as opposed to just a rag-tag collection of books. In addition, we discussed my background as both book collector and Civil War author. Rose hopes to have his first broadcast in late August which will also feature an interview with James McPherson.
He certainly has the professional background for such an endeavor. Rose entered the broadcasting field in 1985, starting in radio at a station in his home town. He then moved to a station in Baltimore in 1986, and has worked in large-market and network radio ever since. Today, he is a producer and news anchor at Federal News Radio AM 1050 in Washington DC.
According to Rose, "The mission of The Civil War Network is to inform, educate, and entertain people interested in the Civil War. The Civil War Network will fulfill its mission through audio, video, the written word, and other forms of media presentations. The Civil War Network will fulfill its mission while adhering to the highest journalistic, entertainment, and ethical standards."
Our interview was certainly lots of fun on my end and I look forward to hearing it over the internet. Thanks again Francis, and best wishes for your blog's success!