Jack M. Zackin practiced law full-time for nearly forty years. Now semi-retired, he has more time to indulge in his love of history. The Civil War and the personal memoirs and writings of its many leaders have always held particular fascination for him, but he was disappointed to find that one Union general, George Thomas, left almost nothing behind. This fact inspired him to research and create this new work.
Zackin lives in West Orange, New Jersey, with his wife, Freda, and their Lab mix, Wesley. He has two adult daughters, Emily and Abby. In addition to writing, Zackin enjoys reading and taking Wesley for walks in the two-thousand-acre county park near their home.