About the Author

Robert Smith

Robert Smith  Pittsburg, Kansas, USA  – @BritHistorian
I’m a part-time lecturer in History at Pittsburg State University (yay!, see below).  I am also a researcher, domestic supervisor and presiding  Chef de Cuisine at the Maison Smith.   At various times I have called myself a Librarian, Broadcaster, Historian, and Geek. At a ripe old age I went back to college and as a result I am a proud  MA History Graduate from Pittsburg State University, Kansas. (Go Gorillas!).  Looking for new challenges all the time  – see driver for details.

I’m an aviation enthusiast of long standing  (I’d better be, if I’m doing this), going back to the time when my parents asked me if I’d like a model Spitfire “like the one Daddy used to fly.”

When I’m not writing this blog I’m writing my other blog “Rambles in the Air” (which you can find at  https://airbornerambler.wordpress.com/)  I enjoy reading other peoples’ blogs, watching old movies, looking at YouTube, yelling at Wikipedia, tweeting about Public Radio (shout out to KRPS 89.9FM, Pittsburg’s NPR station and a terrific bunch of people), aviation, and random topics. I’m also learning how to play the Didgeridoo, the Ukulele, and Garageband on IOS – not all at the same time.  I am happily married to Susan and we live with our Border Collie cross  and a houseful of books in semi rural Pittsburg,  Kansas.