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Book Talk with Mark F. Bielski

May 6, 2021 @ 6:30 pm 7:30 pm

Abraham Lincoln knew if the Union could cut off shipping to and from New Orleans, the largest exporting port in the world, and control theMississippi River, it would be a mortal blow to the Confederate economy.Discover the story of the leaders and men who fought for control of the largest city in the South, the key to the Mississippi, and the commercial gateway for the Confederacy.

Mark F. Bielski is an historian and author and the director at Stephen Ambrose Historical Tours. He also hosts the History with Mark Bielski Podcast, where he and his guests, experts in their field, delve into the characters, backstories, and intrigues that drove events throughout history. Bielski’s first book, Sons of the White Eagle in the American Civil War: Divided Poles in a Divided Nation, describes the fascinating story of nine transplanted Poles who participated in the American Civil War. He received his Ph.D. in History at the University of Birmingham in England. Bielski lives in New Orleans, where he enjoys the city’s historical, cultural, and culinary riches on a daily basis.