TLBTV: The American Vision – Seven Crusades Myths

My Special Guest this week - Dr. Andrew Holt

The American Vision – Seven Crusades Myths


By TLB Contributing Author & TLBTV Show Host: Bill Muckler

Today on The American Vision I present what most would consider a different type of topic, but it all (as you will see) ties together in a historical fashion.  My special guest, and an outstanding source of information, is Dr. Andrew Holt. Dr. Holt is a Professor of History at Florida State College in Jacksonville Florida. Dr. Holt also teaches graduate history courses online for Norwich University-The Military College of Vermont.

The truth of the Crusades are discussed in this show.

“‘Seven Myths of the Crusades’ rebuttal of the persistent and multifarious misconceptions associated with topics including the First Crusade, anti-Judaism and the Crusades, the crusader states, the Children’s Crusade, the Templars and past and present Islamic-Christian relations proves, once and for all, that real history is far more fascinating than conspiracy theories, pseudo-history and myth-mongering.”

“This book is a powerful witness to the dangers of the misappropriation and misinterpretation of the past and the false parallels so often drawn between the crusades and later historical events ranging from nineteenth-century colonialism to the protest movements of the 1960s, to the events of 9/11. This volume’s authors have venerable track records in teaching and researching the crusading movement, and anyone curious about the crusades would do well to start here.”

Dr. Holt is co-editor (with James Muldoon) of Competing Voices from the Crusades (Greenwood, 2008), Seven Myths of the Crusades with Alfred J. Andrea (Hackett, 2015), and Great Events in Religion: An Encyclopedia of Pivotal Events in Religious History (3 Vols.) co-edited with Florin Curta (ABC-Clio, 2016). Currently, he is editing a two-volume encyclopedia on the crusades under contract with Greenwood Press. He is also the editor of the crusades section of the Oxford Bibliographies Online (offered by Oxford University Press) and also serves as a series editor for Hackett Publishing’s Seven Myths Historical Series. His work has been cited in such publications as The Economist, The Wall Street Journal, Times Higher Education, and others.

Among his teaching awards are the John and Suanne Roueche Excellence Award (March 2016) as well as an Outstanding Faculty Award (2015-2016) and a Faculty Excellence Award in Teaching (May 2013).

Dr. Holt holds a doctorate in history from the University of Florida and his primary areas of study/interest include the crusades, ecclesiastical history, medieval Islamic history, gender history, and the modern Middle East. He has provided commentary and analysis on current events in the Middle East on dozens of occasions for local television and radio news programs in N. Florida and has recently served as a co-moderator in two debates for Florida’s 4th Congressional District. He is also a former U.S. Marine and the proud father of three beautiful children. Together with his family, he studies martial arts and is a First Degree Black Belt in Taekwondo (ATA) and is currently studying Krav Maga.

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About our TLBTV Show Host and TLB Project Contributing Author … Author of  ’20/20 A CLEAR VISION FOR AMERICA’

TLB Note: Below Bill Muckler receives an award for presentation of 20/20: A Clear Vision for America at the Cape Canaveral Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America meeting.


Bill Muckler is a long-time contributor is The Liberty Beacon Project and has appeared on numerous TLB radio and TV shows. He was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri; graduated from Christian Brothers College High School (an Army Junior ROTC School) and received a B.A. from the University of Missouri-Columbia. While at Mizzou, he spent two years in Air Force ROTC.

Bill entered the USMC Officer Candidate Course in Quantico, VA upon graduation and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant; spent four and one-half years on active duty, and then eleven years as a Ready Reservist. He holds the permanent rank of Captain and held a Top Secret Security Clearance.

As an entrepreneur, Bill founded Muckler Typographic Corporation in St. Louis, MO. He was the owner and operator of that small business which provided typography services for Ad Agencies, Art Studios, Printers and Lithographers for ten years.

Bill has been a Work Process Management Consultant for 40 years and eventually an owner and director of his consultancy. His firm assessed business operations, conducted management and leadership training, and implemented process solutions as a problem solver in energy, mining, manufacturing, construction, fabrication, assembly, technology, food processing, health care and communications at more than 300 locations over the past 40 years.

Bill has three children: Angela, Christa and Christian; five grandchildren and one great granddaughter. He has lived in St. Louis, Columbia, Ferguson and St. Charles in Missouri. Kaneohe, Oahu, Hawaii. Panama City, Marco Island, St. Augustine and Cocoa, Florida. He has worked in, visited or travelled to 45 states, eleven countries and numerous islands in many seas.

“Where there is no vision, the people perish:” Proverbs 29:18


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