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Steve's Bookshelf: Fighting Outlaws, Wars & A Mysterious Disease

Aug 13, 2013

Pull off a bank job in the Wild West with Jesse James, join Ulysses S. Grant as he leads Union troops into the entrenched Confederate stronghold of Vicksburg and solve the puzzle of a woman's month of madness.

Susannah Cahalan, Jeff Shaara and Mark Lee Gardener's books are all on Steve's Bookshelf.

On Wednesday's Up to Date, we talk with the authors of the latest titles on Steve’s Bookshelf:

  • Susannah CahalanBrain on Fire
  • Jeff Shaara, A Chain of Thunder: A Novel on the Siege of Vicksburg
  • Mark Lee Gardner, Shot All to Hell: Jesse James, the Northfield Raid, and the Wild West's Greatest Escape

Susannah Cahalan is a reporter for the The New York Post. She has a degree from Washington University in St. Louis. Her work has also appeared in The New York Times and The Czech Business Weekly.

Jeff Shaara is the author of Gods and Generals, The Last Full Measure, Gone For Soldiers, Rise To Rebellion, The Glorious Cause, To The Last Man, The Rising Tide, No Less Than Victory, The Final Storm and A Blaze of Glory. Gods and Generals became a feature film in 2003. He serves on the board of trustees for the Civil War Preservation Trust.

Mark Lee Gardner has appeared on the History Channel, PBS American Experience, ABC World News, Encore Westerns Channel, NPR and BBC Radio as an authority on the American West. His otherworks include To Hell on a Fast Horse, and articles for the Los Angeles Times, American Heritage, Wild West, American Cowboy and New Mexico Magazine.