This site is dedicated to lifelong educator and writer, Wayne Mahood.

Written in Blood "is a gem of a book that engagingly chronicles the experiences that tested the resolve of these New Yorkers," The Civil War Courier.
    "...meticulously researched and is well written," Blue and Gray Magazine.

General Wadsworth: The Life and Times of Brevet Major General James S. Wadsworth is a "dramatic, extensively detailed and captivating summary of a proud, courageous, and determined life...," Midwest Book Review.
    "This excellent biography of James S. Wadsworth by Wayne Mahood is a striking example of how a detailed historical biography does not have to be dry and weighty," review

Alexander "Fighting Elleck" Hays
"illustrates an important figure in the history of...the Civil War,"
Western Pennsylvania History.
    "While maintaining Hays' bravery and respectability...Mahood also lets us in on the man who was Alex Hays, imperfect as he was," Civil War News.

Fight All Day, March All Night "is especially valuable as a first-person documentation of the Civil War..." Life in the Finger Lakes.
    The book "is an unforgettable journey and a welcome addition to Civil War reading lists," Midwest Book Review.


The Plymouth Pilgrims (Longstreet House, 1989)

Teaching Social Studies in MIddle and Senior High Schools (Merrill, 1991)

Charlie Mosher's Civil War: From Fair Oaks to Andersonville with the Plymouth Pilgrims   (Longstreet House, 1994)

'Written in Blood': A History of the 126th New York Vols. (Longstreet House, 1997)

The Life and Times of Brevet Major General James S. Wadsworth (DaCapo Press, 2003)

Alexander 'Fighting Elleck' Hays: The Life of a Civil War General (McFarland, 2005)

SUNY Geneseo: From Normal School to Public Ivy, 1871-2007 (Donning, 2008)

Fight All Day, March All Night (SUNY Press), 2012)

A Strenuous Day (2015)

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