John Matteson did not win the Pulitzer Prize for his first book, Eden’s Outcasts: The Story of Louisa May Alcott and her Father, simply because he wrote a good biography. At the time, Eden’s Outcasts was an ambitious effort of a dual biography, exploring the lives of daughter and father while also analyzing their […]

A Worse Place than Hell: John Matteson’s Personally Guided Odyssey through the Civil War — Louisa May Alcott is My Passion