Christopher L. Kolakowski received his BA in History and Mass Communications from Emory & Henry College, and his MA in Public History from the State University of New York at Albany.
Chris has spent his career interpreting and preserving American military history with the National Park Service, New York State government, the Rensselaer County (NY) Historical Society, the Civil War Preservation Trust, Kentucky State Parks, and the U.S. Army. He has written and spoken on military leadership, the Civil War, American Revolution, Napoleonic Wars, and both World Wars. He is the author of two books by the History Press, The Civil War at Perryville: Battling For the Bluegrass and The Stones River & Tullahoma Campaigns: This Army Does Not Retreat. In 2015 the U.S. Army will publish his volume on the 1862 Virginia Campaigns as part of its sesquicentennial series on the Civil War.
Chris currently serves as Director of the General Douglas MacArthur Memorial in Norfolk, VA. He is a contributing writer for the Emerging Civil War Blog, and is also working on a study of the Philippine Campaign of 1941-42, scheduled for release in 2016.
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