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P.J. Sullivan

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St. Louis, Missouri, The United States


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Studied history at Saint Louis University and pursued it in more than a dozen countries. Worked as a genealogist, editor, columnist, and cartoonist. Lived in New York, England, and Spain. Based in Northern California since 1975. Co-author of a book of genealogy. Contributor to a blog called "The Contrary Perspective."

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P.J. Sullivan The first rule of good writing is to have something to say, so get out there and experience the world.
P.J. Sullivan My most recent book, a book of authentic Civil War letters, was an outgrowth of my research into the history of my ancestors.
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