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Bob Thompson

Bob Thompson is a former Washington Post journalist and the author of two books on American history. His first, Born on a Mountaintop, is an on-the-road exploration of the real and legendary Davy Crockett. His latest book is Revolutionary Roads, which takes readers on a tour of crucial sites of the American Revolution, both where independence was won as well as where it might have been lost.

Previously, Thompson was a longtime feature writer for the Washington Post and the editor of its Sunday magazine. He has two grown daughters and lives in Washington, D.C. with his wife, Deborah Johnson.