Podcast #177 – Hampton Sides

This week we interview celebrated author Hampton Sides. His latest book, The Wide Wide Sea: Imperial AmbitionFirst Contact and the Fateful Final Voyage of Captain James Cook, was published by Doubleday in April 2024. Sides is known for his gripping nonfiction adventure stories set in war or depicting epic expeditions of exploration. His bestselling narratives include, Ghost SoldiersBlood and ThunderHellhound On His Trail, In the Kingdom of Ice, and On Desperate Ground. Sides has been a contributor to many national newspapers and magazines, and his journalistic work, collected in numerous published anthologies, has been twice nominated for National Magazine Awards for feature writing. He is a board member of the Society of American Historians and the Author’s Guild, and he was a recent Miller Distinguished Scholar at the Santa Fe Institute. Hampton Sides was interviewed by BIO member and fellow biographer Jamie McGrath Morris.