Peter Burchard (1921–2004) was the author of over twenty fiction and nonfiction books for young readers and adults, including One Gallant Rush: Robert Gould Shaw and His Brave Black Regiment, a major historical source for the motion picture Glory, which won three Academy Awards. Two of his books were listed by the American Library Association as notable books. The New York Times praised him highly, saying that “he uses historical fact with skill” and describing him as having “a splendid facility for characterization.” He lived in Williamstown, Massachusetts.
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