Kerry Trask is professor emeritus of history with the University of Wisconsin Colleges. A native of Canada, he has particular interest in the early history and development of the Great Lakes. Trask is the author of three books: In the Pursuit of Shadows: Massachusetts, Millennialism, and the Seven Years War; Fire Within: A Civil War Narrative from Wisconsin, winner of the Wisconsin Writers Council Nonfiction Book Award; and Black Hawk: The Battle for the Heart of America, which was awarded the Benjamin F. Shambaugh Award by the State Historical Society of Iowa and the University of Wisconsin Colleges’ Barrington-Musolf Faculty Research Award. Trask is a Fellow of the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts, and Letters. He lives in Manitowoc, Wisconsin, not far from Lake Michigan.