UNC Press is saddened to learn that Philip Gerard, Professor of Creative Writing at the University of North Carolina Wilmington and the author of numerous books that include Down the Wild Cape Fear: A River Journey through the Heart of North Carolina and The Last Battleground: The Civil War Comes to North Carolina, has died. We offer our condolences to his family, friends, colleagues, and students.
Read a full obituary on Gerard’s prolific contributions to teaching and scholarship on UNCW’s website.
Praise for Down the Wild Cape Fear: “Equal parts historical survey, river adventure and nature walk, it’s a fascinating trip down North Carolina’s most storied river.”—News & Observer
Praise for The Last Battleground: “Gerard’s smooth, novelistic style should open this material to many readers who thought they didn’t like history.”—Wilmington Star News