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A Fever in the Heartland with Timothy Egan

podcast Apr 10, 2023

Today on Here’s Where It Gets Interesting, Sharon talks with Timothy Egan, a Pulitzer Prize—winning reporter, lifelong journalist, New York Times best-selling author who has published ten books. Together, they dive into his new book, “A Fever in the Heartland: The Ku Klux Klan's Plot to Take Over America, and the Woman Who Stopped Them.” This is a story about a woman who brought down the KKK – a school teacher or a “nobody” – who went up against one of the most powerful leaders of The Klan.l 

Hosted by: Sharon McMahon

Guest: Timothy Egan

Executive Producer: Heather Jackson

Audio Producer: Jenny Snyder

Researcher: Valerie Hoback


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About the Guest:

Timothy Egan is a Pulitzer Prize—winning reporter and the author of nine other books, most recently the highly acclaimed A Pilgrimage to Eternity and The Immortal Irishman, a New York Times bestseller. His book on the Dust Bowl, The Worst Hard Time, won a National Book Award for Excellence in Nonfiction. His account of photographer Edward Curtis, Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher, won the Carnegie Medal for nonfiction.

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