Warriors, Saints, and Scoundrels

“Some books are worth reading for the enlightenment they bring; some are fun. Warriors, Saints, and Scoundrels is both.”      –  Isthmus, Madison, Wisconsin.


WSS - frontWarriors, 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.

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“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

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