Latest Books

Mark’s new book, Sons of the White Eagle in the American Civil War: Divided Poles in a Divided Nation, is here!

“The historiography of this unfortunate period of American history has certainly been enhanced by Mark Bielski. The research is impressive.” Stuart McClung, New York Journal of Books

The Stonewall Jackson Conspiracy - Coming soon!

Legendary Confederate general Stonewall Jackson died as a result of friendly fire--or did he?

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Sons of the White Eagle book
Stonewall Jackson Conspiracy Book

About the Author

Mark-Bielski-HeadshotMark Bielski is an historian, author, and the director at Stephen Ambrose Historical Tours. He also hosts the History with Mark Bielski podcast, where he and his guests, experts in their field of study, delve into the characters, backstories and often the intrigues that drove events throughout history.

Mark’s career has involved academics, history and literature, journalism and publication writing as well as corporate management. He received his Ph.D. in History at the University of Birmingham in England, as well as an M.A. and B.A. in English from Georgetown University and Tulane University, respectively.

As the Director at Stephen Ambrose Historical Tours, he is involved in business and educational development, historical guiding, lecturing and itinerary design for tours that primarily involve World War II in Europe and the American Civil War.

Mark lives in New Orleans, where he enjoys the city’s culinary, cultural and musical riches on a daily basis.

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Latest Blog Posts

Read Mark’s posts on history, learn about his books, publications and podcasts, and find out about upcoming events.

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April Historical Events: Civil War and WWII

“April is the cruelest month” according to T.S. Eliot, but was he also thinking historically?…

CSS Manassas rams USS Brooklyn

Union Threat Looms Before New Orleans

In the fall of 1861 morale was good in New Orleans and it spirits remained…