See my picks for "Best Books" on

"The History of the American West."

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LIVE on AM 760!

Listen to the podcast of my interview about Unlikely General: "Mad" Anthony Wayne and the Battle for America on the Mike Slater Show on March 19, 2018 in San Diego.


Thanks to the Smallwoods Marylanders Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution in Baltimore, Maryland for inviting me to give a virtual talk on Unlikely General: "Mad" Anthony Wayne and the Battle for America on Saturday March 18, 2023 at 10 AM. Details on the Zoom event to follow.

A Scandalous General


Unlikely General: Posted May 15, 2018  (UK release date). A top pick in Biography/Memoir at New in Books. Check out my author interview.



March 2023


Arrangements are underway for me to speak on The Other Trails of Tears: The Removal of the Ohio Indians in Athens, Ohio. My lecture at the Athens Public Library will be at 6:30 PM on March 29. Details about my events at Ohio University are in the planning stages.

Mary Stockwell

I'll be speaking on The Other Trails of Tears: The Removal of the Ohio Indians iat the Montpelier Public Library in Montpelier, Ohio at 5:00 PM on July 17. Details to follow at the website of the Montpelier Public Library.

What made Anthony Wayne an "unlikely general"?

He was not President Washington's first choice to lead the army against the Indians in 1792.

A womanizer, heavy drinker, and spend-thrift who had suffered a physical and mental breakdown fighting in the last year of the American Revolution, he had just been removed from Congress for voter fraud.​​ But Washington took a chance on Wayne and​ the rest is history!

Available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Books-a-Million, and Yale University Press; as well as bookstores in the USA on April 24, 2018, in the UK on May 15, 2018, and in a paperback edition on April 21, 2020.

LIVE on CSpan!

Watch my talk on Unlikely General:'Mad' Anthony Wayne and the Battle for America on C-Span's Cities Tour of Toledo, Ohio, Book TV, and American History TV on October 19 & 20, 2019.

Watch my talk on The Other Trail of Tears: The Removal of the Ohio Indians at the Gaithersburg Book Festival on May 16, 2015.

Guest Blogs & Podcasts


Check out my guest blogs on the "My Book, The Movie" blogspot for "Unlikely General." and for "Interrupted Odyssey."


Also check out my guest blog on "The Page 99 Test" blog site for "Unlikely General." and for "Interrupted Odyssey."


Here's one more blog I wrote about "Unlikely General" for the Yale University Press Blog.

Plus an essay on "Interrupted Odyssey" for the "What It Means To Be An American" maintained by Zocalo Public Square for the Smithsonian and Arizona State University.