Steven Wilson is the curator and assistant director of the Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum here in East Tennessee. He also happens to be my former mentor and ex-boss, and one heck of a nice guy. He’s just started a new blog called A Novel Idea of History, to which I humbly direct your attention.
Besides his work at the Lincoln site, Steven has managed museums specializing in everything from the frontier to firearms, and he maintains an active interest in military history. He’s also the author of several historical novels. Voyage of the Gray Wolves, Between the Hunters and the Hunted, and Armada are all set on the high seas during World War II. His latest novel, President Lincoln’s Spy, centers on Civil War espionage. Check out the books and make his blog part of your online reading list. You’ll be glad you did.