When Charlie Schroeder was faced with a long march and cold nights at the Battle of Stalingrad, he went AWOL. Only it wasn’t 1942 and Schroeder was able to hitch a ride to a nearby Colorado hotel. It was his first foray into historical reenactment, and over the next 15 months, he tried his hand at everything from the Roman legion to the Union Army. He’s written a book about his adventures, and Monday, he joins Doug to tell stories of the people who immerse themselves in the events that shaped our world.
Charlie Schroeder is a writer, public radio producer, and actor. His writing has appeared in the New York Times, Reader's Digest, and Los Angeles Times as well as in Best American Sports Writing 2006. Radio stories he has produced have been featured on NPR, including Weekend America, Only a Game, On the Media, and Soundcheck. His book is called Man of War: My Adventures in the World of Historical Reenactment