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As an historian, investigative journalist, biographer and speaker, for many years I've tried to bring to life the rich story of America, past and present, its leaders and its ordinary people--as newspaper feature writer, investigative reporter, magazine writer and editor, college history professor, author of a dozen books, including prize winning biographies and easy-to-read college history textbooks. My research often helps the media on deadline. I speak frequently to the public. I have taught thousands of students. This web site makes it easier for you to get in touch with me if I can help you or if you want me to speak. It directs you to the work I've already done. I invite you to join me in coming adventures into our past.

~ Willard Sterne Randall

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George Washington to George Patton -
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Ethan Allen: His Life and Times

The long-awaited biography of the frontier Founding Father whose heroic actions and neglected writings inspired an entire generation from Paine to Madison.

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Review from New York Review of Books
'The Vigilantes of Vermont' - T.H. Breen

"This is the first biography of Ethan Allen in half a century, and the only one to render him a psychologically complicated, fully flawed hero of the American Revolution."

--- Joseph J. Ellis, Author of Founding Brothers

“This is a powerful story about an essential and little-understood figure in American history. Willard Randall writes with grace and insight, and ‘Ethan Allen’ is engaging biography.”

--- Jon Meacham

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