"Michael presented an incredibly engaging, fun program sharing the lives of both well-known and lesser-known (but still important!) war correspondents and the risks they made to document war efforts for those back home. We would absolutely welcome him back to our library."
"Michael gave a highly entertaining program at our library. He was incredibly knowledgeable, kept things lively with his sense of humor, and kept the audience engaged throughout his talk. We will definitely be getting him back here in the future!"
"Michael put on a wonderful, knowledgeable presentation with lots of audience participation. Audience comments as people were leaving were very positive. We hope to have him back again."
"We have hosted Michael Eckers multiple times at the Chippewa Falls Public Library. His talks are always engaging and enjoyed by patrons of all ages."
Director, Public Library
Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin
What others say about Michael Eckers...
"Michael's presentation was professional and engaging. He was friendly, personable, and very comfortable interacting with the audience. Michael personalized his comments to draw them in. Well worth our time."
Elizabeth D. Eisen, MLIS
Adult Programming Librarian
"Michael Eckers has an infectious love of military history and the little know stories that help us all relate. Our audience at Lincoln Township Library thoroughly enjoyed his talk on WWII: The Home Front."
Mary Ann Ware
Library Associate for Outreach Programming
Lincoln Township Public Library
“Mr. Eckers’ program, “150 Years: The Last Days of the Civil War & the Assassination of Abraham Lincoln” at the Collier County Museum was both professional, interesting and humorous. We have received many favorable comments on the presentation and would be delighted to have him return in the future. “
Curator of Education
Collier County Museum
"Michael Eckers is a knowledgeable and engaging speaker who is able to bring military history to a personal level, leaving workshop attendees feeling as though their own personal connections are valued and acknowledged. He has an extensive military history repertoire and we look forward to having him back for further workshops. "
Annie Nau, Adult Services Librarian
Winterset, Iowa Public Library
"Michael brings a breath of fresh air to the word "patriot". Throughout his presentation, you know that he truly loves his country and his God."
Marco Island, Florida Chapter
Daughters of the American Revolution
"Mike's presentation on World War II: The Home Front was entertaining, educational, and interactive. Everyone in attendance told me that they greatly enjoyed Mike's lively presentation. Mike did a wonderful job of explaining this fascinating time in history and relating it specifically to Wisconsin."
"We here at the Clear Lake Public Library were happy to have hosted Mr. Eckers. Patron engagement was high. His presentation style halfway between a college lecture and an open floor forum, was well received."
Clear Lake Public Library
Clear Lake, Iowa
"In the midst of WWI's 100th Anniversary and WWII's 75th Anniversary, you can't go wrong with hosting Michael Eckers, Historical Fiction author. He's got stories to share to make history come alive!"
Adult Programs Librarian
Council Bluffs, Iowa
"Michael Eckers is an amazing speaker. The residents of IslandWalk were impressed by his knowledge and entertained by his charisma. He has a wonderful collection of interesting facts about our country during WW2 that is not only humorous but really helps you to understand what we were going through as a nation.
I highly recommend him as a speaker. Your attendees will not be disappointed."
IslandWalk, Naples Florida
"Michael Eckers gave a fantastic program at our library. Not only were we impressed by the depth and fluency of his knowledge, but we were particularly pleased with the diversity of his selected subjects. A significant number of the correspondents he profiled in his “War Correspondents” talk were female, and his admiration and respect for these remarkable women was apparent. Bravo!"
Adult Services Librarian
Knoxville Public Library
"Michael Eckers is an entertaining and very knowledgeable speaker. His interest and passion for history and World War II are infectious. Everyone in attendance appreciated his program and his interest in how the war affected their families. He even researched our small city and the role that it played in the war. We hope to have him back in the future."
Adult Services Coordinator, MLIS
London Public Library
"Michael's presentation was full of the passion he has for American Military History. His War Correspondents program was interesting, enjoyable, and he was engaging to all in attendance. Highly recommend him for speaking to groups of all ages."
Adult Program Coordinator
Sioux Center Public Library
Sioux Center, Iowa