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The Art of War: Intelligence and Covert Ops & The Last Emperor of the Han Dynasty | 211AD-220AD

Today we explore the intersection of The Art of War, Cao Cao, and the work’s immense influence on the history of intelligence; as well as look into the unusual life of the last Han emperor.



In today’s episode, Patrick will fully and truly wrap his mini-series documenting the death rattle of the Han Dynasty by discussing the final emperor to call himself a Han. Paul in his segment forays into BOTH Chinese history and world history; discussing the scintillating intersection between General Cao Cao, Sun Tzu’s “The Art of War,” as well as the work’s greater impact on the history of intelligence and covert operations!

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Han Dynasty Death Rattle & The Mystery of Queen Himiko | 191AD-200AD

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The A.D. History Podcast explores the last two thousand years of world history in an innovative new way. Join hosts Paul K. DiCostanzo and Patrick Foote as they examine the past two millennia, beginning in 1 AD, and progressing forward ten years every episode until they reach the modern day. Within each ten-year installment, Paul and Patrick aim to share incredibly important, but often overlooked fascinating historic events and figures from around the world in prospective fashion; attempting to see history through the eyes and in the world of those who lived it. By identifying these sometimes lesser known - but in no way less significant aspects of history - the A.D. History Podcast endeavors to take these many disparate threads and weave a fuller, richer tapestry of true world history from 1AD to HD.