Kerry A. Trask, a scholar of early-American history, is a professor at the University of Wisconsin-Manitowoc who earned his Ph.D. at the University of Minnesota. Trask is the author of two previous books; his most recent is Fire Within: A Civil War Narrative from Wisconsin, which was awarded the Leslie Cross Nonfiction Award in 1996. He now lives on the west shore of Lake Michigan.
Kerry A. Trask
Henry Holt and Co.
"Blending history with ethnography and a bit of sociology, Trask's volume explains the war and its lingering impact extremely well . . . Fascinating."