Rod Gragg is the award-winning author of more than twenty books on topics in American history. His recent book, The Illustrated Gettysburg Reader, was described by Booklist Magazine as a work of “power, intimacy and poignancy.”
His acclaimed work on the 26th North Carolina Infantry at Gettysburg earned the James I. Robertson Award as the best Civil War book of the year. Confederate Goliath, his history of the Battle of Fort Fisher, won the Fletcher Pratt Award from the New York City Civil War Round Table, and was made into a PBS documentary. His book Forged in Faith: How Faith Shaped the Birth of the Nation was nominated for the George Washington Book Prize.
He is a popular public speaker at venues around the country, and has appeared on national media outlets such as “Fox & Friends” and MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” A former news journalist, he is now the director of the CresCom Bank Center for Military & Veterans Studies at Coastal Carolina University, where he also serves as an adjunct professor of history.
Mr. Gragg resides in South Carolina with his wife and children.