Book Endorsements & Scheduled Book Appearances

Kings, Conquerors, Psychopaths, Joseph N. Abraham, MD, UL Press

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Below is a schedule of lectures, media appearances, and book signings by Joseph N. Abraham, MD, for his book Kings, Conquerors, Psychopaths: From Alexander to Hitler to the Corporation.

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Appearances & Media

Billboard for Kings, Conquerors, Psychopaths

Billboard for Kings, Conquerors, Psychopaths unveiled in Lafayette along Interstate 10, February 9, 2019,

February 7, 2019, Book review in the Los Angeles Review of Books by Sam Rizak, ‘A Privileged Violence‘.
Abraham reviews the historical precedent for accepting corruption and violence from our authorities. Why do we excuse an act, unforgivable if committed by an ordinary citizen, if executed or ordered by a leader?

February 14, 2019, Notice in Warren Perrin’s widely distributed La Parole from the Acadian Museum.

February 6, 2019, Interview with Dr. Pearson Cross on Bayou to Beltway, broadcast on KRVS, UL’s NPR-affiliated radio station.
A conversation with Dr. Joe Abraham engages by linking disparate and (seemingly) unrelated events into a coherent whole that exposes new facets of interpretation and analysis. For those who want their minds expanded and blown: Dr. Abraham is the man.

February 4, 2019, Return appearance on Talk Louisiana with Jim Engster, broadcast on WRKF, the Baton Rouge NPR affiliate. (First appearance December 27, 2081, below.)
“Dr. Abraham is a true Renaissance Man. He is one of the most articulate guests to appear on Talk Louisiana. He is as fluent with words as he was in the Emergency Room. His vast life experience provides a special glimpse into our contemporary world and how it was shaped by our forebears.”

Joseph N. Abraham, MD, speaking to the Sons of the American Revolution - Attakapas Chapter.

Dr. Abraham speaks to the Sons of the American Revolution.
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January 16, 2019, Featured Speaker, Sons of the American Revolution—Attakapas Chapter, Lafayette Petroleum Club.
Stimulating, interesting, challenging, engaging. I think Dr. Abraham woke up some minds.

January 13, 2019, The Acadiana Advocate, ‘Louisiana Literature: Acadiana Doctor Publishes Kings, Conquerors, Psychopaths’.
“Abraham traces the last 10,000 years, from the era of kings and conquerors to the modern world and its own ugly truths.”

January 10, 2019, The Acadiana Advocate, a review of the book and my podcast with Jan Swift (vide infra).
…provides insight into historical patterns of power and dominance at all levels of government, religion and corporate existence.

January 8, 2019, 12:00PM: Featured Speaker, Rotary Club of Lafayette North, Vermilionville Living Museum & Folklife Park.

December 27, 2018, 9:30AM: WRKF, the NPR affiliate in Baton Rouge, on Talk Louisiana with Jim Engster (listen here).
“Dr. Abraham provides unique and important insights for our world at large. This book is a must-read for any American concerned about the future of our society.”

November 28, 2018, 8:00AM: Radio 103.7 The Game with Dave Schultz.

November 20, 2018: Mustang 107.1 with Tanya Ardoin (listen to the interview); 106THREE Radio Lafayette with Morgan; and Z105.9 with Stephanie.
This is a fresh research perspective of history. I found it very easy to read… I could just see what Dr. Abraham was talking about. I enjoyed it.
Tanya, Mustang 107.1.

Bayou State Book Talks

Schedule for the 2018 Bayou State Book Talks. (Click for full-sized image.)

November 13, 2018: Bayou State Book Talks, Lafayette Main Library.

October 25, 2018: US Naval Academy, Stockdale Center for Ethical Leadership
Detailed, engaging, and provocative examination of our shared history.”
Marcus Hedahl, Assistant Professor, Department of Leadership, Ethics, Law, USNA.

September 23, 2018: Interabang Books, Dallas.

September 22, 2018: Half-Price Books, Fort Worth

Joseph N. Abraham, MD, Interabang Books.

Notice in the Dallas Morning News on the Interbang book signing September 23rd. (Click for larger image.)

September 20, 2018: UTA, Arlington TX
An engaging and enjoyable presentation… Dr. Abraham’s book offers a new lens from which to see how so-called leaders move into positions of authority and power.
Alejandro Rodriguez, Ph.D., Interim Chair, Department of Public Affairs

September 18, 2018: Book Launch, Marcello’s Restaurant

September 18, 2018: Interview, Après-Midi, KRVS / Radio Acadie (3:30 PM)
“I felt like I was reading something during the Crusades or a thousand years before, but I think that’s one thing over and over again you feel when you’re reading this book: you begin in far-away history, but you begin to realize that it comes so close to our present day.
Judith Meriwether, host of Apres-Midi.

July 21, 2018: GPGC Reunion (video), McNeese State University

July 19, 2018: Discover Lafayette Interview (podcast), Rader Solutions in the LITE Center.
…a fascinating interview of powerful conquerors throughout the past 10,000 years… a great insight into historical patterns of power and dominance at all levels of government, religion and corporate existence.
Jan Swift, attorney and host of Discover Lafayette.



"[Abraham] never mentions the current crop of demagogues who threaten our world, but they're on every page."



Click to read more: Kings, Conquerors, Psychopaths: From Alexander to Hitler to the Corporation.
I've always believed society to be a fundamentally rational thing, but what if it wasn't? What if it was built on insanity?" —Jon Ronson, The Psychopath Test





Picture of Dr. Abraham by Robin May Photography.