Putting the Story in History

Three of our most popular historians explore the importance of storytelling in the understanding—and the telling—of history. S.C. Gwynne, Stephen Harrigan and Elizabeth Crook, we're all ears!

Elizabeth Crook

Elizabeth Crook is the author of five novels, including "The Night Journal," which received the Spur Award from Western Writers of America, "Monday, Monday," a Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2014 and winner of the Jesse H....

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S.C. Gwynne Cancelled

S.C. “Sam” Gwynne is the author of two acclaimed books on American history: "Empire of the Summer Moon," which spent 82 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award and won the Texas and Oklahoma book prizes, and "Rebel Yell: The Violence, Passion, and Redemption of Stonewall Jackson....

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Stephen Harrigan

Stephen Harrigan is a longtime writer for Texas Monthly and the author of eleven books of fiction and nonfiction. His writing has been honored with the Texas Christian University Texas Book Award, the Western Heritage Award from the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum, the Spur Award for Best Novel of the West and the James Fenimore Cooper Prize from the Society of American Historians....

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