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Coming October 27, 2015: Custer's Trials

June 2, 2015

Tags: Custer, George Armstrong Custer, frontier, American history, history, Civil War, Native Americans, American Indians

At long last, my next book is being prepared for publication: Custer's Trials: A Life on the Frontier of a New America, to be released by Alfred A. Knopf on October 27, 2015. As of this writing, the typeset pages are being corrected, the maps are being corrected, the photographs are being laid out in special inserts, and (more…)

Interview with T.J. Stiles

July 21, 2010

Tags: T.J. Stiles, biography, writing, history, Cornelius Vanderbilt, Commodore Vanderbilt

The website Big Think has posted an interview in which I discuss the art of writing biography, research, the character of Cornelius Vanderbilt, and the fraught question of the uses of history for the present.

You can find the webpage, with shorter excerpts, here: