No, not Barack Obama.

Today I received the below letter today from Eric Weider, son of the late Ben Weider, advising me that his father’s wish was for J. David Markham to assume the role of President of the International Napoleonic Society. I’m sure you’ll agree with me that there isn’t a better person to assume the role of promoting the awareness and study of Napoleonic history than David. He has given his time, knowledge and energy freely to helping me produce this podcast over the last few years and, as a result, tens of thousands of people have been introduced to the history of Napoleon who may otherwise have missed out on learning about the fascinating man and period of history.

So on behalf of all of us, I would like to congratulate David! Salute!

PS would one of you like to update David’s profile on Wikipedia? I’m been slapped on the wrist by the Wikipedia moderators for updating David’s profile in the past. Apparently I’m not an objective source. šŸ™‚

Markham President INS