Writer and Military Historian
Upcoming and past speaking events include:
History Does You Podcast
History Does You Podcast with Riley Callahan. MARCH 24 2020
Hosted by Riley Callahan, the History Does You podcasts covers a wide range of historical topics from ancient Rome to the Space Race. On the 75th anniversary of Operation Varsity, Riley and James had a wide ranging discussion of airborne tactics in WWII as well as the role of the 17th Airborne Division in crossing the Rhine.
The World War 2 Podcast
WW2 Podcast with Angus Wallace. MARCH 15, 2020
James had a great conversation with Angus Wallace, host of the WW2 Podcast. We talked about Operation Varsity and how it fit into the context of the Allied strategy for the crossing of the Rhine River in the spring of 1945.
The Dr. Harold C. Deutsch World War II History Round Table
ST. PAUL, MINNESOTA. MARCH 10, 2020
James was a guest of Minnesota’s World War II Roundtable event on March 10, 2020 where he and a veteran of the 17th Airborne Division discussed WWII’s largest airborne operation into Germany as part of the Rhine River at Wesel. The event was hosted at the Minnesota History Center in downtown St. Paul.
Army Matters Podcast – Thought Leaders
Association of the United States Army. OCTOBER 28, 2019
Host Joe Craig, Director of AUSA’s Book Program, spoke with author James M. Fenelon about his book Four Hours of Fury. Thought Leaders, a segment of AUSA’s Army Matters Podcast, brings in-depth conversations with authors of military books and senior leaders.
DALLAS, TEXAS. OCTOBER 08, 2019
James discussed Four Hours of Fury and signed books at Dallas’ leading independent bookstore, Interabang Books. The event was hosted by the World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth and Interabang.
C-SPAN2 Book TV
JUNE 30, 2019 | 5:40PM EST
C-SPAN’s Book TV broadcasted James’ presentation from his Book People event. The show originally aired on Sunday, June 30th at 5:40 PM EST.
AUSTIN, TEXAS. JUNE 06, 2019
James celebrated the release of Four Hours of Fury with a presentation at Austin’s leading independent bookstore. He discussed the origins of the book and his mission to “bring back the dead” through a narrative driven writing style.
The Taylored Word
WTBQ 110 AM / 93.5 AM and WGHT 1500. MAY 24, 2019
James had a wide-ranging conversation with Taylor Sterling on her Friday morning talk show, The Taylored Word. The two authors discussed history, movies, writing and Four Hours of Fury.
The Kirby Wilbur Show
KVI Radio Seattle. MAY 23, 2019
James was interviewed by Kirby Wilbur on his Seattle, Washington based talk show.
News Radio 1120 KPNW. MAY 22, 2019
James spoke live with Robb Holloway on his Eugene, Oregon based morning talk show, WakeUp Call.
Real Talk with Riggin
KZIM/KSIM 960 AM 101.7 FM RADIO. MAY 21, 2019
James had a great conversation with Faune Riggin on her Missouri based talk show, Real Talk with Riggin. The two discussed WWII, veterans’ affairs and Four Hours of Fury.
The McGraw Show
KTRS 550 AM RADIO. MAY 21, 2019
James spoke with McGraw Milhaven on his St. Louis based radio show, The McGraw Show.
TalkBack with Chuck Wilder
CRN DIGITAL TALK RADIO. MAY 20, 2019
James discussed his book, Four Hours of Fury, with Chuck Wilder on his weekday Talk Back show broadcast by CRN Digital Talk Radio.
1136th Pathfinder Reunion
AUSTIN, TEXAS. APRIL 12, 2019
James was invited to speak at the opening banquet of the 1136th’s reunion weekend. He discussed Operation Varsity and the unique aspects of the air drop that were directly related to WWII pathfinder missions.