“Some books are worth reading for the enlightenment they bring; some are fun. Warriors, Saints, and Scoundrels is both.” – Isthmus, Madison, Wisconsin.
Warriors, Saints and Scoundrels: Brief Portraits of Real People Who Shaped Wisconsin (co-author, with Samantha Snyder; Wisconsin Historical Society Press, April 2017)
Lively short portraits of 80 soldiers and priests, criminals and crusaders, loafers, politicians, mystics, inventors, drunks, and oddballs — three centuries of nonconformists from all of Wisconsin’s regions and walks of life. They include a governor who saw ghosts, an incorrigible horse thief, a husband and wife who each stood over seven feet tall, an American Indian chief who defied forced removal, and the first woman to practice law before the Supreme Court.
“With stories ranging from the obscure to the beloved, there’s a forgotten, yet essential, character for everyone who loves history and a good story!” — Urban Milwaukee