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Meet Author Duane Chicoine

Duane Chicoine is the historical fiction pen name of author Steve Chicoine.  Chicoine is the author of two well-regarded nonfiction books on the Civil War: THE CONFEDERATES OF CHAPPELL HILL, TEXAS (McFarland) and JOHN BASIL TURCHIN AND THE FIGHT TO FREE THE SLAVES (Praeger).  You can read summaries, author's comments and reviews of both books on his website  Chicoine also wrote and published OUR HALLOWED GROUND: THE WORLD WAR II VETERANS OF FORT SNELLING NATIONAL CEMETERY (University of Minnesota Press), as well as other books on the Holocaust, immigration, travel and culture.  He was born and raised in the Midwest, holds a graduate degree from Stanford University and lived for a number of years in Texas.  He has adventure-traveled throughout the world, including Siberia, Central Asia, Tibet and Southeast Asia.  He is involved in public speaking.  His most recent event was at the Minneapolis VA Home for Veterans Day 2012.  He will be speaking at the December event of the World War Two History Round Table.  He is currently is writing on two book projects - a creative nonfiction project on a World War II combat experience and the story of his life experiences while pursuing the story of a Holocaust heroine, interwoven with an account of her incredible life.  

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