Onward Southern Soldiers interview on NPT...

UPDATE: Our interview on "A Word on Words with John Seigenthaler" airs on Nashville Public Television on Sunday, April 29, 2012 at 10:30 am Central. Visit WNPT.org or check your local listings for more information.

Traci and I are very excited to announce that we've been invited for an interview with John Seigenthaler for his program, "A Word on Words," airing locally on Nashville Public Television.

Each Sunday morning, A Word on Words invites you into an in depth discussion between renowned journalist and First Amendment advocate John Seigenthaler and some of the today’s finest novelists, journalists, historians, memoirists and more.

When Seigenthaler closes each episode of A Word on Words with his signature signoff, “Keep Reading,” he means it. Seigenthaler has been hosting the show and celebrating reading and writing for over 35 years.
Our taping is scheduled for Valentine's Day, February 14th. When we find out when the program will air, we'll be sure to let you know. In the meantime, I want to publicly thank John Seigenthaler, and the folks at NPT for offering us this air time to talk about our book, Onward Southern Soldiers: Religion and the Army of Tennessee in the Civil War. We're looking forward to our conversation.

Gordon Belt and Traci Nichols-Belt are a husband and wife team of authors and public historians. Together, they have collaborated on two books. Traci Nichols-Belt is the author of Onward Southern Soldiers: Religion and the Army of Tennessee in the Civil War. Her book explores the significant impact of religion on the Army of Tennessee, C.S.A., on every rank, from generals to chaplains to common soldiers. Gordon Belt is the author of John Sevier: Tennessee’s First Hero, which focuses on the life and legend of Tennessee’s first governor, John Sevier. Both books are published by The History Press, an award-winning publisher of local and regional history titles from coast to coast. Gordon and Traci’s writings focus specifically on stories from their home state of Tennessee.