Thomas founded Thomas Publications in 1986 in order to produce quality
books on important historical topics and offer them to readers without
the trappings of the large publishing and bookselling industry. Eighteen
years later, Thomas now offers nearly 200 titles on the Revolutionary
War and the Civil War, as well as other important historical topics.
In addition, Thomas produces and distributes meaningful educational
and interpretive materials for schools, museums, and historic sites.
Members of the Thomas Publications "family" are active in
preservation groups such as the Friends of the National Parks at Gettysburg,
Friends of the Pennsylvania Historical Museum Commission, National
Trust for Historic Preservation, as well as Eastern National, the
Company of Military Historians, Confederate Memorial Literary Society,
the Center for Civil War Photography, and the Museum Store Association.
The authors at Thomas Publications represent diverse backgrounds and
interests. They include Ph.D.s, park rangers, park historians, licensed
battlefield guides, and many more recognized experts. They have appeared
on CNN, CSPAN, A&Es Civil War Journal series and in documentaries
and videos too numerous to list.
& Author Programs
At times we have a limited number of books signed by the author in
our inventory. Please ask about the availability of these author-signed
books if you are interested. Also, many of our authors are willing
and available to make presentations and sign books for your group
or event; we will be glad to help make arrangements.
Frequently we are asked about our Thomas Publications logo. It is
a line drawing of a Civil War-era .58 caliber rifle musket bullet,
commonly called the "Minie ball." This bullet was developed
in the mid 1850s and was the typical bullet used during the American