Peter Cozzens, historian and author - Author/Historian/Editor
Peter Cozzens is one of the nation's preeminent Civil War historians. He has authored sixteen critically acclaimed books on the American Civil War and the Indian Wars. Cozzens also is a retired Foreign Service Officer, U. S. Department of State.
 
All of Cozzens' books have been selections of the Book of the Month Club, History Book Club, and/or the Military Book Club. Cozzens’ This Terrible Sound: The Battle of Chickamauga and  The Shipwreck of Their Hopes: The Battles for Chattanooga  were both Main Selections of the History Book Club and were chosen by Civil War Magazine as two of the 100 greatest works ever written on the conflict.
 
The prestigious Easton Press included This Terrible Sound as one of  thirty-five volumes in its leather-bound Library of the Civil War.
 
The History Book Club called his five-volume Eyewitnesses to the Indian Wars "the definitive resource on the military struggle for the American West."
 
Cozzens also was the creator of and series editor for Stackpole Books' Frontier Classics.
 
Cozzens's Shenandoah 1862: Stonewall Jackson's Valley Campaign was a Choice "Outstanding Academic Title" for 2009.
 
Cozzens is a frequent contributor to the New York Times "Disunion" series, America's Civil War, Civil War Times Illustrated, among other publications. 
 
In 2002 Cozzens received of the American Foreign Service Association’s highest award, given annually to one Foreign Service Officer for exemplary moral courage, integrity, and creative dissent. He also received an Alumni Achievement award from his alma mater Knox College, from which he graduated summa cum laude.
 
Cozzens is a member of the Advisory Council of the Lincoln Prize. He is at work on a narrative history of the Indian Wars of the American West, 1866-1890, to be published by Alfred A. Knopf in 2016. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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