In Which I was on WNPR

Jonathan Maltby’s diary from 1881, describing the British invasion of Groton

On June 28, YaleNews published this story by me:

Alumnus’ writings offer a window to the Revolutionary War in Connecticut

In a nutshell, I found the diary of a Yale undergrad from the 18th century, during the Revolutionary War, and a written reminiscence he composed many years later describing the period. A nice, topical story for the otherwise slow news week of July 4th.

Somehow, Ray Hardman from WNPR found the story and asked if I would be willing to talk about it on the radio. I did! Jules took a video of the radio as it aired, which you can see here:

I make an additional cameo as “Guy Returning Home from the Store on His Bike.”

Here is a link to Ray’s online story that accompanied the on-air piece:

War On Campus: Papers Reveal Life At Yale During The American Revolution

I preserve this all here, for posterity! The story was a lot of fun to write and I am very pleased and humbled by its terrific reception.

While you’re here, you can check out some more of my writing.