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Hall of Valor, New Market Battlefield, Virginia

"I recommend that all Civil War historians take the time to read Michael's blog and books. You will not be disappointed." Benjamin Smith: Managing Editor, Civil War Historian

"Hiring Michael was some of the best money we've ever spent." Sean Holtz: Founder, Baseball-Almanac.com

About the Author

Michael Aubrecht is a historian and author from Fredericksburg. He is a happily married father of four, as well as a devout and active Presbyterian. He attends Spotsylvania Presbyterian Church in beautiful Central Virginia and lives near the historic Massaponax Church, just a few miles from the 'Stonewall' Jackson Shrine.

In late-summer of 2008, Michael was appointed to the board for the National Civil War Life Museum Foundation, and commissioned to act as an event advisor (providing expertise in Civil War-era baseball) for the Fredericksburg/Spotsylvania VA Sesquicentennial Committee.

Michael's personal interests include Southern Civil War history, 19th-20th century baseball, and the positive role that Christianity played during the War Between the States. His non-fiction book titles include: "Onward Christian Soldier: The Spiritual Journey of Stonewall," "Christian Cavalier: The Spiritual Legacy of JEB Stuart," "The Southern Cross: A Civil War Devotional," and "Houses of the Holy: Historic Churches of Fredericksburg."

He is currently in the process of completing "You Stink! Major League Baseballís Terrible Teams and Pathetic Players" with co-author/historian Eric Wittenberg and researching "Campfires at the Crossroads: Confederate Encampments in Spotsylvania County" as part of The History Pressí American Chronicles Series.

From 2000-2006 Michael was a contributing writer for Baseball-Almanac.com, and has written over 375 studies on MLB history, as well as an online eBook titled "Luckiest Fans On The Face Of This Earth: History of the New York Yankees in the Fall Classic."

In 2005, Michael was commissioned to write the Introduction to noted UK sport's author John White's "Baseball Miscellany," and in 2006, he optioned the rights to one of his most popular baseball stories on the life of Jackie Mitchell for a film titled "Strike Out Queen." He is also featured in four consecutive 'Faith Writer's Anthologies,' as well as 'The SPC Post,' 'Cross-Times,' 'Pop Flies,' and 'The Citizen's Companion.'

Michael is a longtime member of Faith Writers, founder of The Jefferson Project, co-founder of The Jackson Society, an Associate Member of the Sons Of Confederate Veterans, Honorary Member of the John Bell Hood Historical Society and Lee's Lts., a supporter for the Gettysburg Foundation and also a contributing writer for various newspapers and magazines including 'The Free Lance-Star' and 'Civil War Historian.'

In 2008, Michael won Second Place in the Civil War Preservation Trustís national endangered battlefield photography contest. In 2007, he was recognized by The Free Lance-Star for penning letters that had an impact in the community, and in 2006 he received citations from the Sons of Confederate Veterans and the United Daughter's of the Confederacy.

From 1994-2000, Michael received a number of citations from the U.S. Navy and Lockheed Martin. This includes the prestigious AEGIS Excellence Award and multiple Lightning Awards. An experienced associate art director and designer, he has also won multiple Creativity Awards (#'s 32-35) and a #36 Silver for a cover story on Colin Powell for Selling Power magazine.

Michael is periodically available for guest speaking, book signing, interviews, radio, and online chat presentations. Discounts and/or fees waived for church, military, heritage, and non-profit groups.

Contact Michael via the Pinstripe Press at ma@pinstripepress.net

 

 

 


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