My guest is John J. Dwyer, author of The Oklahomans and several other history and historical fiction titles. John grew up in Duncan and taught History and Ethics at Southern Nazarene University from 2006-2021. He also had a successful career in journalism and broadcasting before making the switch to writing books. John’s books have won both state and nationals awards, including the Will Rogers Medallion award for Western literature. When he’s not writing, John is president of the Red River Institute of History and is part of the Oklahoma Gold! radio program and podcast that features colorful and inspiring tales from Oklahoma History.
Steven Wedel provides our review for this episode. Steven has published 37 books under his own name and two pseudonyms. Steve is an English teacher by day, who previously worked as a journalist, public relations director, corporate writer, and a lot of other things that didn't have to do with writing. His latest book - First Born - released earlier this summer. Steven is keeping with our theme of cowboys and history with his review of Deer Run Trail by David R. Lewis.
Mentioned on the show:
The 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre: A Photographic History Volume 1 - Dr. Karlos K. Hill
Winds of War - Herman Wouk
War and Remembrance - Herman Wouk
Lonesome Dove - Larry McMurtry
Horseman, Pass By - Larry McMurty
Pretty Boy Floyd - Larry McMurtry
Washington: The Indispensable Man - James Thomas Flexner
Deer Run Trail - David R. Lewis