About the Author

As the editor of the late, lamented Historic Traveler magazine, Tom Huntington developed a love for writing that merged stories from the past with journeys of discovery in the present. That was an approach he took with his first two books, Ben Franklin’s Philadelphia and Pennsylvania Civil War Trails. His next book, Searching for George Gordon Meade: The Forgotten Victor of Gettysburg (Stackpole Books, February 2013), will continue that tradition as Huntington visits battlefields and museums and talks with historians, curators, park rangers and Civil War enthusiasts as he examines the life and reputation of the general who won the pivotal battle of the war.
     Huntington’s many magazine articles have appeared in American Heritage, Smithsonian, Air & Space, British Heritage, America in WWII, Civil War Times, America’s Civil War, Invention & Technology and many other publications. He lives in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania with his wife, Beth Ann, and his children, Katie and Sam.
You can contact him at thuntington@stackpolebooks.com.
 (Photo by Beth Ann Huntington.)
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  1. Ken Garson

     /  January 10, 2013

    Tom, I am reading your two books I got at the birthday celebration. I added the note to the website home page that your Meade book is coming in February, with the link to this blog.
    Am enjoying the Ben Franklin book more than I thought. Too bad that the info in the PA Civil War Trails is already incorrect. (The 18th and Pine museum is no longer there and the promised space fell through.) There are several places my wife and I have not been to that are listed in your book that we are penciling in for later this year.

    • Thanks, Ken. Glad you’re enjoying them. I tried talking Stackpole into doing an completely updated version of CW Trails for the 150th but no dice. We did update the Gettysburg chapter a bit so we could get something in about the new visitor center (which hasn’t been completed when the book came out way back in 2007).

  2. Stephen C. Law

     /  March 4, 2020

    Tom: Congrats. The book is brilliant. As a “buff” since 1965, I have lived with the ghost of George Gordon Meade (and lived in Odenton, just outside the fort off-times named for him). Your writing is inspired. I have read several hundred books on the Civil War, and I can say — with all honesty — that your contribution is one of the most enjoyable. Well done sir!

    • Thank you very much! I am glad you liked it. It was a lot of fun to research and write–and I enjoyed my visit to Fort Meade!

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