The author is a freelance writer and observor of events current, past and future. He received his bachelors degree at St. Anselm College and pursued his graduate work at the University of Chicago. He currently has four books in print with a fifth–about an overlooked but important aspect of Abraham Lincoln and his administration–due for release in January of 2013. He has published articles in the popular press as well as in scholarly journals. Upcoming projects include a book about Ambrose Bierce’s miltitary career during the Civil War, entitled The Period of Honorable Strife.