A writer, historian, and documentary filmmaker, Kent Masterson Brown is a leading expert on the Civil War. He is the president and content developer for Witnessing History, LLC, for which he has written, hosted, and produced multiple award-winning documentaries. Airing on PBS and other networks, his documentaries have earned five Telly Awards.
Brown was the founder and first editor of the national magazine The Civil War and the creator of its popular Civil War seminars. He has authored numerous Civil War titles, which have garnered him such literary awards as the United States Army Historical Foundation Award for Distinguished Writing in History and the General Basil W. Duke Literary Award. In addition, he served as the first chairman of the Gettysburg National Military Park Advisory Commission, a position to which he was appointed by Pres. George H. W. Bush.
He has written numerous articles for scholarly historical journals and regularly leads Civil War battlefield tours. A highly sought-after speaker, he lectures on the Civil War and American history all across the nation. He is a member of nearly a dozen organizations, including the Gettysburg Foundation and the Sons of the Revolution.
Brown received a JD from Washington and Lee University School of Law in Lexington, Virginia. He worked as a lawyer for the next thirty-seven years while simultaneously pursuing his interest in history. He lives in Lexington, Kentucky, with his wife and children.