Well Written

"Well written, with a keen eye for depicting the human side of history, Unlikely General draws the reader into exploring the passions, compulsions, and cultural perceptions of an important and justly celebrated figure in the founding of the American republic."

Richard Johnson,

University of Washington


"Mary Stockwell has written what portends to be the definitive account of the life and times of Brigadier General 'Mad' Anthony Wayne ... Wayne was indeed an 'unlikely general' but one who played a central role in the early military affairs of the United States."

Charles P. Neimeyer

Marine Corps University

Unlikely General: "Mad" Anthony Wayne and the Battle for America available at Amazon, Books a Million, Barnes and Noble, and Yale University Press, and at bookstores in the USA (April 2018) and the UK (May 15, 2018) 

Paperback Edition: April 21, 2020

"Mad" Anthony Wayne 

and the Battle for America

by Mary Stockwell 


"Stockwell has given us an Anthony Wayne unlike any other  - a brave and sometimes brilliant soldier, but also a complex, flawed, and emotionally vulnerable man ... An important and engaging biography."

Mark Edward Lender,

co-author of

A Respectable  Army