Alan D. Gaff received a bachelor’s degree in history from Indiana University in 1979 and a master’s degree in American history from Ball State University in 1980. A lifelong resident of Fort Wayne, Indiana, he retired from the United States Postal Service in 2009 after nearly thirty years of service. Since 1984, Mr. Gaff has been President of Historical Investigations a research firm specializing in history, archaeology, and environmental research. Successful and respected authorities on American military history, Alan and his wife Maureen have authored and edited eleven books. On Many a Bloody Field was a selection of the History Book Club and a University Press National Bestseller. If This Is War and Our Boys: A Civil War Photograph Album won awards of merit from the State Historical Society of Wisconsin. Blood in the Argonne: The “Lost Battalion” of World War I was a finalist for the Distinguished Writing Award from the Army Historical Foundation. Gaff and his son Donald have recently edited four books, George Kimball’s A Corporal’s Story, Charles Curtis’ Ordered West, two unique Civil War narratives, Damon Runyon’s Amid the Ruins, and James Freaner’s From the Halls of the Montezumas. In March of 2018 Alan was honored with the Distinguished Scholar Award from Lourdes University.
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