Don Noble and author Winston Groom on the set of Bookmark with Don Noble

2019 Bookmark Interviews Feature Historical Themes

2019 episodes of Bookmark with Don Noble on Alabama Public Television featured several authors who analyze history and one whose novel proposes a disturbing future scenario. Bookmark with Don Noble is broadcast Sundays at 11:00 a.m. on APT.

September 1 – B. J. Hollars
The prolific author of literary essays and nonfiction novels discusses three of his books with Alabama connections and why he writes about things that keep him up at night.

September 8 – Frye Gaillard
Historian and journalist Frye Gaillard discusses his book about the 1960s, “A Hard Rain: America in the 1960s, Our Decade of Hope, Possibility, and Innocence Lost.”

September 15 – Winston Groom
“Forrest Gump” author, Winston Groom discusses two of his books, “El Paso: A Novel” and “The Allies: Roosevelt, Churchill, Stalin, and the Unlikely Alliance That Won World War II.”

October 6 – Howard Jones
Historian Howard Jones discusses his forensic study of an American tragedy, “My Lai: Vietnam, 1968, and the Descent into Darkness.”

October 13 – G. Ward Hubbs
The noted historian discusses his book “Tuscaloosa: 200 Years in the Making” and shares interesting stories from Tuscaloosa, Alabama’s past.

October 20 – Omar El Akkad
International journalist and author Omar El Akkad discusses his first novel, “American War,” set in a near-future United States of America ravaged by climate change in which a second Civil War has broken out over the use of fossil fuels.