© 2022 Red River Radio
background2_fid.jpg
Voice of the Community
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations

History Matters: Controlling Turkish Straits is always a power grab

Dr. Gary Joiner
Dr. Gary Joiner
/
Dr. Gary Joiner

Commentator Gary Joiner looks at the interplay between waterways and conflict, specifically the Dardanelles and Bosporus, part of the Turkish Straits.

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.”