is the author of several award-winning historical works, including River Run
Red: The Fort Pillow Massacre in the American Civil War; Our Bones Are
Scattered: The Cawnpore Massacres in the Indian Mutiny of 1857; and Dark Midnight
When I Rise: The Story of the Fisk Jubilee Singers. A
former contributing editor and essayist at the Atlantic
Monthly, he is a commentator for NPR’s All Things Considered and a columnist for the Washington Post. Ward
has also written numerous articles for American Heritage and National Geographic, as
well as documentary screenplays for WGBH and the Hallmark Channel.