Joseph Wheelan is the author of six previous books, including the highly-acclaimed Terrible Swift Sword and Jefferson's War. Before turning to writing books full time, Wheelan was a reporter and editor for The Associated Press for twenty-four years, where he also wrote about the Korean War. He lives in Cary, North Carolina.
Praise for Joseph Wheelan's previous books Terrible Swift Sword "An exciting and crisply written biography that...fairly gallops across the page."--Wall Street Journal "Essential reading... [A] worthy testament to the man (General Philip Sheridan)"--Civil War Times "[A] well-written, thoroughly-researched biography...that reads like a novel"--Washington Independent Review of Books "[A] brilliant biography"--Military Officer "A remarkably well-researched and [an] exquisitely composed narrative"--Choice Mr. Adams's Last Crusade "A solid and entertaining account"--Boston Globe Invading Mexico "[Wheelan] gives the narrative a queasy realism reminiscent of a Cormac McCarthy novel."--Houston Chronicle Jefferson's Vendetta "An elegantly-written and smartly-conceived revisionist history that is sure to engage and entertain."--Publishers Weekly Jefferson's War "[A] lively recounting... The stuff of good historical fiction--and a treat for military buffs"--Kirkus Reviews Kirkus Reviews, May 2014 "Well-researched and argued--a text that Civil War scholars and buffs will consume with glee." Roanoke Times, 6/29/14 "Wheelan presents history as if he were a reporter in the field, telling stories about the combatants, describing their movements in a way that is entertaining and informative, and avoiding the overly technical and pedantic references that so often find their way into stories about war--especially the American Civil War." Seattle Times, 7/27/14 "[Wheelan] offers a well-written, diligently researched and highly readable account of the battles of the Wilderness, Spotsylvania Courthouse, North Anna and Cold Harbor. He adds some fine personal touches."