David Cross Presents
Join noted historian and leadership expert David Cross as he takes you on a journey through American History's most notable - and notorious - moments and places.
info_outline Meade at Gettysburg-A Conversation with Kent Masterson Brown 04/04/2022
Meade at Gettysburg-A Conversation with Kent Masterson Brown Kent Masterson Brown's research shatters many of the most common beliefs about General Meade and his role in the battle of Gettysburg.
info_outline A Conversation with David O. Stewart about his book, "George Washington :The Political Rise of America's Founding Father.: 08/09/2021
A Conversation with David O. Stewart about his book, "George Washington :The Political Rise of America's Founding Father.:
info_outline George Washington and His Times, Episode 3 01/25/2021
George Washington and His Times, Episode 3 George Washington tries to recover from his defeat by the French, but makes a variety of mistakes leading up to his defeat at the Battle of Monongahela. Episode includes Edward Lengell, Thomas Lewis, and Peter Stark.
info_outline George Washington and His Times Episode 1 05/24/2020
George Washington and His Times Episode 1 George Washington may not have ben born in a log cabin, but he was born with a number of challenges to overcome, including a lack of education (due to the early death of his father) and a mother more interested in his ability to support her than his long-term welfare. Listen to this riveting story to hear how young George Washington begins overcoming thes3 difficulties. This episode includes interviews with authors Thomas A. Lewis and Peter Stark,
info_outline Chatting with Author Adrienne M. Harrison 05/20/2020
Chatting with Author Adrienne M. Harrison Adrienne M. Harrison has written a riveting book called "A Powerful Mind: The Self-Education of George Washington." Dr. Harrison is an expert on George Washington who used the lessons she learned from studying his life when she served with the U.S. Army as company commander in Iraq and Afghanistan. If you are interested in Washington and American History, you do not want to miss this episode.
info_outline Washington Episode One, Origin #2 04/17/2020
Washington Episode One, Origin #2 Thomas A. Lewis wrote a spectacular book entitled, "For King and Country - The Maturing of George Washington 1748-1760: How Greatness Eluded an Ordinary Young Man of Modest Gifts and Uncommon Ambition." Our Historical Expeditionary talks to Mr. Lews about young George Washington, and why this period of his life may well be his most interesting, though not his most successful.,
info_outline Talking to Katherine Jansen-Byrkit 04/16/2020
Talking to Katherine Jansen-Byrkit Katherine Jansen-Byrkett, author of "River to Ocean: Living in the Flow of Wakefulness," discusses how we can use the Covid 19 crisis not just to discover survival skills, but so that we can come out stronger at the other end.
info_outline Talking to Elizabeth Sherman 04/08/2020
Talking to Elizabeth Sherman Elizabeth Sherman has made a career out of coaching people through difficult times, whether they be divorce, economic struggle, mid-life malaise, or health problems. In this time of world-wide crisis, she talks to us about how to keep our bodies and brains intact in the time of the coronavirus. The fist step in leadership is taking control of your own life, and Elizabeth can help you to do just that.
info_outline The 1721 Smallpox Epidemic 03/31/2020
The 1721 Smallpox Epidemic In 1721 a smallpox epidemic occurred in Boston, and Onesimus, who was an enslaved man from Africa belonging to Cotton Mather, explained to Mather the concept of inoculation. Mather took what he said to heart and believed that this was indeed the answer to saving thousands of peoples in Boston. Listen to this podcast to learn how the government and the medical community treated this discovery.
info_outline The Life and Times of George Washington 03/28/2020
The Life and Times of George Washington He stares at us from the dollar bill, impenetrable and grumpy. But the picture we have of Washington hardly explains how one man could have had all the impact he had, not only on the United States, but on the world. Listen to episode one of our investigation of George Washington as our Historical Expeditionary asks the questions - why should we study American History, and why, in particular, should we study George Washington.
info_outline The Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1793 03/24/2020
The Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1793 When Dr. Benjamin Rush came to the conclusion that the several people who had died in the early days of August 1793 were victims of yellow fever, few believed him because none wanted to. Hear the gripping story of how the city of Philadelphia survived one of the fiercest plagues ever!
info_outline Robert Kennedy speech on Martin Luther King's Assassination 01/20/2020
Robert Kennedy speech on Martin Luther King's Assassination On Martin Luther King's Birthday we discuss, and hear, Robert F. Kennedy's riveting speech on the night of King's assassination.
info_outline LARRY KIDDER ON George Washington AND TEN CRUCIAL DAYS 11/08/2019
LARRY KIDDER ON George Washington AND TEN CRUCIAL DAYS The Historical Expeditionary speaks with William L. Kidder about his fascinating book, "Ten Crucial Days: Washington's Vision for Victory Unfolds."