Gary Joiner, Ph.D.

Host of "History Matters"

Gary Joiner is a cartographer and an associate professor of history at LSU in Shreveport.  He is the author or editor of 12 books including “Shiloh and the Western Campaign of 1862,” “One Damn Blunder From Beginning to End: The Red River Campaign in 1864,” “Through the Howling Wilderness: The Red River Campaign and Union Failure in 1864,” “Red River Steamboats,” and “Mr. Lincoln's Brown Water Navy: Mississippi Squadron.”

Joiner was appointed chairman of Louisiana's Civil War Sesquicentennial Task Force and also serves on the Battle of New Orleans Bicentennial Commission.

Joiner’s commentaries air Tuesdays at 7:35 a.m. He explores a wide range of historical topics, and is currently working on a book compilation of his Red River Radio commentaries.

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7:35am

Tue July 26, 2011
Commentary

History Matters: Domonique Lafitte

Commentator Gary Joiner looks at the life and history of the lessor know of the Lafitte brothers 

7:35am

Tue July 19, 2011
Commentary

History Matters: The Spanish Civil War

Commentator Gary Joiner remembers the 75th anniversary of the Spanish Civil War.

7:35am

Tue July 12, 2011
Commentary

History Matters: The Rise of the Star to our West

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Commentator Gary Joiner relates the historical significance of the Lone Star State.

7:35am

Tue July 5, 2011

7:35am

Tue June 28, 2011
Commentary

History Matters: Taking a stand till the end.

Trail commentator Gary Joiner on Gen. Custer's Last Stand.

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