Gene Procknow’s passion for the American War of Independence emanated from living among Revolutionary War sites in Boston, New Jersey and Vermont. His research concentrations include interpreting “the politics of command” among the Continental Army major generals, better understanding the Revolution’s global aspects and in Ethan Allen and the creation of Vermont. He is the author of the Mad River Gazetteer, which traces the naming of prominent Vermont place names to Revolutionary War patriots. Procknow authors a multidisciplinary writer's blog on leadership development, poetry and additional articles on the Revolution and Vermont and a website to help scholars and students in Researching the American Revolution. He is married with two historian sons and lives in Washington, DC.