A natural-born storyteller he is at home in front of audiences discussing everything from the history of forensics to George Washington’s spy networks to Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address. Former journalist, he has written two dozen books that have won awards, including ten on baseball, four on the Civil War and three on the American Revolution.
Chadwick, a part time lecturer on history at Rutgers University, teaches writing full time at New Jersey City University, Jersey City, N.J.
He has been seen often on the History Channel as an on-air scholar. Recent appearances included the special Presidential Prophecies and Washington the Warrior. In 2006, he appeared as a guest scholar on the acclaimed thirteen part series The American Revolution.
Chadwick is also an on-air historian for Moving Midway, a new documentary on the cultural impact of the plantation in the American South. A lecturer who is at ease with people, Chadwick has spoken before small groups and large. He has lectured at diverse places such as the Smithsonian, Chicago Historical Society and Colonial Williamsburg. He includes humorous anecdotes and emotional stories in his talks, illustrated by slides. His goal, he says, is to make the events and men and women of the past come alive for today’s audiences.