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“If in 20 years the Weider name is associated with history the way it is currently associated with fitness and nutrition that would mean we have had a good measure of success in making history more popular – and that is my goal.”—Eric Weider, President, World History Group.

World History Group’s president, Eric Weider, talks in a two-part interview by Rick Stelnick on Suite101 about topics ranging from George Washington to Rolling Stones’ guitarist Keith Richards. Discover the influences that fed his interest in history, some of his favorite historical figures, eras and books, and the three words that sum up his advice on life. He also discusses the business of publishing and some of the current undertakings by WHG, the world’s largest publisher of history magazines (and Click here to read Part 1 and Part 2  of the Eric Weider interview.