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Meet the Author: Tom Wheeler

Author Bio and Details

Tom Wheeler is managing director of Core Capital and the author of Take Command: Leadership Lessons from the Civil War. He is chairman and president of the Foundation for the National Archives, a nonprofit organization dedicated to telling the American story through its documents, and a former director of the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS). He lives in Washington, D.C.

Books by Tom Wheeler

Mr. Lincoln's T-Mails

How Abraham Lincoln Used the Telegraph to Win the Civil War

Book cover image: Mr. Lincoln's T-Mails: How Abraham Lincoln Used the Telegraph to Win the Civil War

Abraham Lincoln's two great legacies to history—his extraordinary power as a writer and his leadership during the Civil War—come together in this close study of the President's use of the telegraph. Invented less than two decades before he entered office, the telegraph came into its own during the Civil War. In a jewel–box of historical writing, Wheeler captures Lincoln as he adapted his folksy rhetorical style to the telegraph…  More »