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Celebrating Oklahoma History with John J. Dwyer, author of The Oklahomans saga

July 11, 2023 J Hall Season 2 Episode 18
Celebrating Oklahoma History with John J. Dwyer, author of The Oklahomans saga
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Celebrating Oklahoma History with John J. Dwyer, author of The Oklahomans saga
Jul 11, 2023 Season 2 Episode 18
J Hall

It's Chapter 44!

My guest is John J. Dwyer, author of The Oklahomans and several other history and historical fiction titles. John grew up in Duncan and taught History and Ethics at Southern Nazarene University from 2006-2021. He also had a successful career in journalism and broadcasting before making the switch to writing books. John’s books have won both state and nationals awards, including the Will Rogers Medallion award for Western literature. When he’s not writing, John is president of the Red River Institute of History and is part of the Oklahoma Gold! radio program and podcast that features colorful and inspiring tales from Oklahoma History.

Connect with John: website | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube | Oklahoma Gold!

Steven Wedel provides our review for this episode. Steven has published 37 books under his own name and two pseudonyms. Steve is an English teacher by day, who previously  worked as a journalist, public relations director, corporate writer, and a lot of other things that didn't have to do with writing. His latest book - First Born - released earlier this summer.  Steven is keeping with our theme of cowboys and history with his review of Deer Run Trail by David R. Lewis.

Connect with Steven: website | Instagram | Twitter

Mentioned on the show:
The Oklahomans (Book 1 and Book 2) - John J. Dwyer
James Michener
Dr. Bob Blackburn
Jerry Bennett
The 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre: A Photographic History Volume 1 - Dr. Karlos K. Hill
Oklahoma Gold! podcast
Winds of War - Herman Wouk
War and Remembrance - Herman Wouk
Lonesome Dove - Larry McMurtry
Horseman, Pass By - Larry McMurty
Pretty Boy Floyd - Larry McMurtry
Michael Wallace
Bob Burke
Washington: The Indispensable Man - James Thomas Flexner
Oklahoma Gold! on Waddy Young
Deer Run Trail - David R. Lewis



Connect with J: website | Twitter | Instagram | Facebook
Shop the Bookcast on Bookshop.org
Music by JuliusH

Show Notes

It's Chapter 44!

My guest is John J. Dwyer, author of The Oklahomans and several other history and historical fiction titles. John grew up in Duncan and taught History and Ethics at Southern Nazarene University from 2006-2021. He also had a successful career in journalism and broadcasting before making the switch to writing books. John’s books have won both state and nationals awards, including the Will Rogers Medallion award for Western literature. When he’s not writing, John is president of the Red River Institute of History and is part of the Oklahoma Gold! radio program and podcast that features colorful and inspiring tales from Oklahoma History.

Connect with John: website | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube | Oklahoma Gold!

Steven Wedel provides our review for this episode. Steven has published 37 books under his own name and two pseudonyms. Steve is an English teacher by day, who previously  worked as a journalist, public relations director, corporate writer, and a lot of other things that didn't have to do with writing. His latest book - First Born - released earlier this summer.  Steven is keeping with our theme of cowboys and history with his review of Deer Run Trail by David R. Lewis.

Connect with Steven: website | Instagram | Twitter

Mentioned on the show:
The Oklahomans (Book 1 and Book 2) - John J. Dwyer
James Michener
Dr. Bob Blackburn
Jerry Bennett
The 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre: A Photographic History Volume 1 - Dr. Karlos K. Hill
Oklahoma Gold! podcast
Winds of War - Herman Wouk
War and Remembrance - Herman Wouk
Lonesome Dove - Larry McMurtry
Horseman, Pass By - Larry McMurty
Pretty Boy Floyd - Larry McMurtry
Michael Wallace
Bob Burke
Washington: The Indispensable Man - James Thomas Flexner
Oklahoma Gold! on Waddy Young
Deer Run Trail - David R. Lewis



Connect with J: website | Twitter | Instagram | Facebook
Shop the Bookcast on Bookshop.org
Music by JuliusH