ROD GRAGG – EPC TOPIC: Lessons in Leadership from the Greatest Generation
Author and historian Rod Gragg has written more than twenty books on historical topics – and many of them are faith-based. One recent title, My Brother’s Keeper: Christians Who Risked All to Protect Jewish Targets of the Holocaust, was named as a finalist for the 2017 Christian Book Award.
One of his works on the Civil War, Confederate Goliath: The Battle of Fort Fisher, won the Fletcher Pratt Award from the New York City Civil War Round Table and was the basis for a PBS documentary of the same name. His work on the battle of Gettysburg, Covered With Glory, earned the James I. Robertson Award as the best Civil War book of the year, and another title – Forged in Faith: How Faith Shaped the Birth of the Nation, was nominated for the George Washington Book Prize. His newest work is entitled The Word: A History of the Bible and How It Came to Us.
A former news journalist and television news anchor, Gragg is director of the CresCom Bank Center for Military & Veterans Studies at Coastal Carolina
University, where he also serves as an adjunct professor of history. He is a popular speaker at venues around the nation, and he and his wife are the parents of seven grown children.