Jon Coleman is is the author of Nature Shock: Getting Lost in America, published by Yale University Press. His other books include Vicious: Wolves and America and Here Lies Hugh Glass: A Mountain Man, a Bear, and the Rise of the American Nation. Vicious was awarded the W. Turrentine Jackson Award from the Western History Association for the best first book in western American history and the John H. Dunning Prize from the American Historical Association. Here Lies Hugh Glass prompted one reviewer to remark: “If I am ever bitten by a bear, left for dead, forced to crawl home, and then cannibalized by nineteenth-century writers, I hope that Jon T. Coleman writes about me.”
.Jon’s books and teaching span colonial and contemporary America and integrate social, cultural, and environmental approaches.. He is professor of history at Notre Dame University.
He is at work on The Most Crooked River in the World: The Waters of the Kankakee and the Nature of Time, to be published by Yale and which explores the history of the vast wetlands in northern Indiana and Illinois, a soggy Midwestern marvel that has since been drained.