Mary Stockwell, Author of Unlikely General: "Mad" Anthony Wayne...VIRTUAL EVENT
An RML Virtual Event
Co-sponsor Radnor Historical Society
Wednesday, March 22
Mary Stockwell’s Unlikely General follows America’s most scandalous general from the moment he is appointed Commander in Chief of the Legion of the United States in 1792 to his great victory at the Battle of Fallen Timbers two years later and finally to his death in 1796 when his shattered body at last gave way to all the hardships he had endured for his country. General Wayne is buried in two places, one is the family burial plot at St. David’s Church in Wayne, PA.
The book also follows Wayne’s life through flashbacks that reveal how his past brought him to the present moment. Drawn from Wayne’s own passionate letters, where he confessed his deepest thoughts and emotions in a vivid style so different from the rationalism of his peers, it likewise tells the story of how General Wayne gave up everything that mattered in life – his youth, his marriage, his family and friends, his health, and his fortune – to rescue a people who would forget all he had suffered on their behalf, save for the nickname they bestowed on him – “Mad” Anthony.
Mary Stockwell received her Ph.D. in American history from the University of Toledo and was a professor of history and department chair at Lourdes University. Most recently she was an Earhart Foundation Fellow at the William L. Clements Library, University of Michigan.
In addition to Unlikely General: “Mad” Anthony Wayne and the Battle for America (Yale University Press, 2018) Stockwell wrote The Other Trail of Tears: The Removal of the Ohio Indians (Westholme, 2015) as well as history books used by young people throughout the United States, including The Ohio Adventure, A Journey through Maine, and Massachusetts, Our Home, the 2005 winner of the Golden Lamp Award from the Association of Educational Publishers for Best Book.
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