Michael G. Laramie: Author Biography

Mr. Laramie is a military history writer and the author of eight books on colonial America and the Civil War with the most recent being The Road to Ticonderoga: The Campaign of 1758 in the Champlain Valley, and Gunboats, Muskets, and Torpedoes: Coastal South Carolina, 1861-1865. He has also published articles in score of magazines and journals including Vermont History, Military History Magazine, Military History Matters, and The Journal of America’s Military Past. 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.