Geoffrey Perret

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Geoffrey Perret is an American historian and author who has written numerous presidential biographies and books about the American military. Perret served in the United States Army before turning to writing, and has recently written Commander in Chief: How Truman, Johnson, and Bush Turned a Presidential Power into a Threat to America's Future, in 2007, and Lincoln's War: The Untold Story of America's Greatest President as Commander in Chief, in 2004. 

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February/March 1996

An overheard remark sent the author off on a years-long quest to discover the truth about a man whose power to inspire both rage and reverence has only grown after his death

April/May 2005

From its first boom during America’s biggest gold rush to its current gamble on gambling, Deadwood, South Dakota, has managed to keep itself very much alive