Mitch Yockelson, the military historian who consulted with Nebraska’s Barney McCoy on the documentary, “Black Jack Pershing: Love and War,” is the featured speaker at a workshop on archival research, 1:30 to 3 p.m. Feb. 8 in Love Library South, Room 221.
Yockelson is a military historian and award-winning author of four books. His first book, “Borrowed Soldiers: Americans Under British Command 1918,” was named by London Independent as one of the best books on military history in 2008. He is the recipient of the Army Historical Foundation’s Distinguished Writing Award.
Yockelson lectures internationally and has acted as consultant for programs on the History Channel, PBS, 60 Minutes, Fox News, and The Pentagon Channel. He has also been featured in the Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post. On a regular basis, Yockelson leads tours of World War I battlefields for the Smithsonian and New York Times. Yockelson is a historical advisrr to the U.S. World War I Centennial Commission and is working with Nebraska NET on a new documentary.
This workshop is sponsored by the College of Journalism and Mass Communications, and the University Libraries Archives and Special Collections.