Michael G. Laramie: Author Biography
Mr. Laramie is a military history writer and the author of three books, The European Invasion of North America: Colonial Conflict along the Hudson-Champlain Corridor, By Wind and Iron: Naval Campaigns in the Champlain Valley, 1665-1814, and King William’s War: The First Contest for North America, 1689-1697. He has also published articles inVermont History, The Journal of America’s Military Past, Military History Magazine, The Hudson River Valley Review, and has an upcoming article entitled, “The Return of the Ram: The Battle of Plum Point Bend,” in Naval History Magazine. He resides with his family in the mountains of sunny Arizona.
I am an alumnus of the University of Arizona (Bear Down!) where I studied engineering and physics, and in the process learned how to consume coffee at an alarming rate. I am an Air Force veteran and flew with a reconnaissance squadron in the Middle East during the height of the Cold War. I am a husband, father, a mediocre shot, and a research engineer involved in the next generation of high energy batteries for electric vehicles. I experience Red Sox anxiety every spring, curse the heat in the summer (although I live in the desert southwest), experience yet more Red Sox anxiety in the fall, and still drink far too much coffee. Most importantly however, I have a family that supports my passion for the past and encourages my efforts. For this I am not only fortunate, but extremely grateful.