Peter Cozzens is a highly acclaimed American author and historian whose works primarily focus on the American Civil War and American Indian Wars. With a knack for vivid historical storytelling, he has skillfully authored 17 books, several of which are considered definitive works in their fields. His publications include “The Earth is Weeping: The Epic Story of the Indian Wars for the American West” and “This Terrible Sound: The Battle of Chickamauga," both achieving critical acclaim and contributing significantly to the historical literature on the subjects.
Cozzens, a retired Foreign Service Officer, spent nearly three decades working for the U.S. Department of State, serving in diverse high-ranking missions worldwide. His diplomatic career exposed him to myriad cultures, locations, and historical contexts, enriching his understanding of complex geopolitical scenarios which has undeniably informed his historical narratives.
Peter Cozzens is a member of the Society of American Historians, a prestigious organization that recognizes literary distinction in the writing of history and biography. His ability to bring historical figures and events to life with rigorous research and compelling prose has solidified his place as an influential figure in the field of American historical literature. Cozzens’ work marries detailed historical research with captivating storytelling, bringing pivotal moments in American history to life for readers.