Skip to comments.Vermont writer, historian Richard Ketchum dies at age 89
Posted on 01/17/2012 2:53:02 PM PST by Pharmboy
SHELBURNE, Vt. Richard Ketchum, a historian, writer and editor who co-founded a magazine about country living and wrote 17 books, has died. He was 89.
Ketchum died Thursday at the Wake Robin retirement community in Shelburne.
Ketchum wrote 17 books, six of which focused on the American Revolution, including "Saratoga: Turning Point of America's Revolutionary War," and "Winter Soldiers."
After moving to Vermont for good in 1974 with his wife, Ketchum co-founded Blair & Ketchum's Country Journal, written for people who had moved to rural areas after growing tired of hectic city and suburban life.
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Born in Pittsburgh, he graduated Yale in '43 with a major in American History (not a surprise) and then commanded a subchaser in the Pacific during WWII. His wife of 68 years died 3 months prior to his death.
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He was more than a writer. He was a brand.
Indeed he was...he was able to bring the facts together with the emotion of the times in order to bring history alive...he will be missed.
Sad news bump.
This man was one of my favorite historians. One of my favorite Ketchum books is “Decisive Day.” I first read it on the way to Boston and felt like I was there on Breed’s Hill with my fellow patriots!
Rest in Peace, Sir. And thank you!
...and you know he would have been at Breed’s Hill that glorious day with a musket aimed at the Redcoats!
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Hate to see this, really enjoyed his books, but he lived a full life, which is all that most of us can hope for!
May he rest in peace.