Desjardin, Thomas ( - )

Genre: Non-Fiction

Tom Desjardin was born and raised in Maine. He received his bachelor's and master's degrees from Florida State University, and did his doctoral work in American History at the University of Maine at Orono. He's worked as a National Parks interpreter, giving programs on the Gettysburg battlefield. His interest in the topic grew from a visit to Gettysburg as a boy, and his is also based on the same.

Selected Bibliography

  • Stand Firm, Ye Boys of Maine: The 20th Maine at Little Round Top (1995), the story of the 20th Maine Infantry (and the 15th and 47th Alabama) from June 21 through July 10, 1863.
  • Joshua L. Chamberlain (1999), a biography of Chamberlain
  • These Honored Dead: How The Story Of Gettysburg Shaped American Memory (2003)
  • Through a Howling Wilderness: Benedict Arnold's March to Quebec, 1775 (2006), a history of Benedict Arnold's 200-mile march through northern Maine

Selected Resources

  • Chapter Six of Stand Firm about Joshua Chamberlain, is online.