The Civil War with Kevin Yaney

by Kevin Yaney

Kevin Yaney, author of The Fourth of July trilogy, talks about different aspects of the American Civil War, what led to the war and how he came to write the historical fiction books that make up The Fourth of July trilogy.

Podcast episodes

  • Season 1

  • Five Fuses that Lit the Civil War

    Five Fuses that Lit the Civil War

    What caused the Civil War? The short answer is slavery. But what is there about the disagreement over slavery that led to the most horrific war in American history? Kevin Yaney and Selena Helvey talk about the five fuses that lit the Civil War.

  • What inspired the Fourth of July trilogy?

    What inspired the Fourth of July trilogy?

    Selena Helvey talks with Kevin Yaney about his Civil War trilogy of books: The Fourth of July. They talk about the ideas behind the characters of the story and they history of the war.

  • Why did the Union prevail against the Confederacy?

    Why did the Union prevail against the Confederacy?

    Selena Helvey and Kevin Yaney discuss the American Civil War and why the North was able to prevail over the South after four years of fighting.

  • The Iron Brigade

    The Iron Brigade

    Selena Helvey and Kevin Yaney talk about the Union's Iron Brigade and who made up this famed fighting unit. Known as the Black Hat Brigade, these volunteers fought in some of the most significant battles of the war.

  • Why did so many soldiers die in the Civil War?

    Why did so many soldiers die in the Civil War?

    Selena Helvey and Kevin Yaney discuss the incredible number of deaths during the Civil War and why there was so much more human carnage than any other American war.