Ronald C. White, Jr.
On Great Fields: The Unlikely Heroism of Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain
Airdate: 10/31/2023 @ 3:30 pm CST
In On Great Fields, Ronald C. White brings us a cradle-to-grave biography of General Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain–from his upbringing in rural Maine to his tenacious, empathetic military leadership and his influential post war public service. White explores a question that still plagues so many veterans: How do you make a civilian life of meaning after having experienced the extreme highs and lows of war?
Bjorn Skaptason holds a M.A. in history from Loyola University Chicago.
He has published essays on Ambrose Bierce at Shiloh for the Ambrose Bierce Project Journal, on the United States Colored Troops in the campaign and battle of Brice’s Crossroads for the West Tennessee Historical Society Papers, and in the Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society on The Chicago Light Artillery. A dealer in antiquarian books, Bjorn produces and guest hosts A House Divided for Author’s Voice®, a live book discussion program streamed from Abraham Lincoln Book Shop, Inc. in Chicago.