The Importance of Knowing History—with James A. Ross

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Today's episode is a unique and fascinating one! Jim and I discuss his historical novel, Hunting Teddy Roosevelt, about an attempt on Roosevelt's life orchestrated by J.P. Morgan. Jim had a lot to say about industrialists Morgan, Carnegie, and Hearst. We talked about the political climate of their day and how Jim tackled the tricky task of writing a fictional tale about real historical figures. James A. Ross has at various times been a Peace Corps Volunteer in the Congo, a Congressional Staffer, and a Wall Street Lawyer. His debut novel, Hunting Teddy Roosevelt, won the Independent Press Distinguished Favorite award for historical fiction, was shortlisted for a Goethe Historical Fiction Award, and is a finalist for the National Indie Excellence Award for historical fiction. His short fiction has appeared in numerous literary journals and his short story, Aux Secours, was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. His debut mystery novel, Coldwater Revenge appeared in April 2021 and reached #15 on the Amazon mystery best seller chart. The second book in the series, Coldwater Confession, released in April 2022. Ross is a frequent contributor to, and several times winner of, the live story telling competition, Cabin Fever Story Slam. He has appeared as a guest story teller on the Moth Main Stage, and his live performances and on-line stories can be found on his website. Purchase Hunting Teddy Roosevelt on Amazon (affiliate). Purchase Hunting Teddy Roosevelt on Bookshop (affiliate). Check out Jim's website, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram! Purchase and/or leave a review of my novel, One Traveler, on Amazon (affiliate). Or leave a review of One Traveler on Goodreads. Join my community and help support the show on Patreon! Join the Historical Fiction: Unpacked Podcast Group on Facebook! Be sure to visit my Instagram, Facebook, and website. Follow the show on Instagram! Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. If you click them and make a purchase, you help support my work without paying any more for the product. Thank you for your support!

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