Making his own history

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While the top of most people’s brag list of famous encounters consists of actors and musicians, Dr. Scott Tarnowieckyi is proud to have met Pulitzer Prize winner James M. McPherson.

“While many might not know him, he is arguably the greatest living historian on the American Civil War,” Tarnowieckyi said. “He is a pretty cool and humble guy for someone who has won basically every major award on Civil War history.”

Tarnowiecyki, Associate Professor of History and Social Sciences Department Chair at Weatherford College, latched on to history as a child and his parents nurtured his interest.

“[They] started bringing home books for me that dealt with the American Civil War and the like,” he said. “Without realizing it, I was eating it all up and wanting to find out more and more.”
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