I suppose that war always does bring out what is highest and lowest in human nature.


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Author of Rough Riders: Theodore Roosevelt, His Cowboy Regiment, and the Immortal Charge Up San Juan Hill
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An award-winning historian, author, and musician, Mark Lee Gardner has appeared on the History Channel, PBS American Experience, ABC World News, AMC, the Travel Channel, American Heroes Channel, Encore Westerns Channel, Book TV, NPR's All Things Considered, Irish National Radio, and BBC Radio.  He writes for both popular and scholarly audiences, having published with numerous periodicals and websites such as The Daily Beast, National Geographic HistoryAmerican HeritageWild West,

American CowboyTrue WestNew Mexico Magazine, and Journal of the West.  His op-eds have appeared in the Los Angeles Times and on FoxNews.com.  Mark's previous books include the critically lauded To Hell on a Fast Horse: The Untold Story of Billy the Kid and Pat Garrett and Shot All To Hell: Jesse James, the Northfield Raid, and the Wild West's Greatest Escape.  He is currently researching famed Lakota leaders Crazy Horse and Sitting Bull for a dual biography to be published by William Morrow/HarperCollins.