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Tim J Todish - Author

About the Author -
Tim Todish

Tim J. Todish is a distinguished author and consultant, with a background deeply rooted inhistory and law enforcement. Graduating from Michigan State University, he embarked on a remarkable career spanning over 27 years with the Grand Rapids Police Department before transitioning into independent historical writing and consulting. Specializing in the intricate narratives of the French and Indian War and the legendary Alamo, Todish's expertise has been sought after in various media projects. Notably, he contributed background information and appeared as an extra in the acclaimed 1992 film "The Last of the Mohicans" and played a pivotal role as a technical advisor and extra in the award-winning History Channel documentary "Frontier: Legends of the Old Northwest."

My Story

Tim J. Todish graduated from Michigan State University with a degree in business management.

He retired from the Grand Rapids Police Department with more than 27 years of service and now works as an independent historical writer and consultant, specializing in the French and Indian War and the Alamo. He provided background information and worked as an extra in the 1992 movie The Last of the Mohicans and also served as the technical advisor and appeared as an extra ni the award-winning History Channel documentary Frontier: Legends of the Old Northwest. 

 

In 2004 and 2005, Todish led "hands-on" historical staff rides for senior noncommissioned officers of the U.S. Army’s elite 10th Mountain Division, and in 2009 presented a military heritage seminar for a Connecticut National Guard regiment. He is a staff writer and regular contributor to Muzzleloader magazine, has written articles for other historical publications, and frequently gives presentations to historical and school groups. He is a cofounder and past commander of Jaeger's Battalion, Rogers' Rangers, the oldest and largest French and Indian War reenactment group in the country. He is also a member of the Alamo Society, the Council on America's Military Past, the Company of Military Historians, the Fraternal Order of Police, Gerald R. Ford Metro Lodge 97, and a life member of the National Eagle Scout Association. 

His previous books include: The Narrative Art of Robert Griffing, Volume II: The Journey Continues (2007; awarded the Independent Publisher Book Awards Silver Medal for Best Regional Non-Fiction);  “A Most Troublesome Situation": The British Military and the Pontiac Indian Uprising of 1763- 1764 (with Dr. Todd E. Har- burn and with art by Robert About the Author Photo by Debbi Bowyer-Simpson. Griffing and Gary Zaboly; awarded the State History Award of the Historical Society of Michigan as the Outstanding Michigan History Publication for 2006); Through So Many Dangers: The Memoirs and Adventures of Robert Kirk, Late of the Royal High- land Regiment (with L.t Col. lan McCulloch, C.D. and with art by Robert Griffing and Gary Zaboly); British Light Infantryman of the Seven Years' War, 1757-1767 (with L.t Col. lan McCulloch, C.D.); The Annotated and Illustrated Journals of Major Robert Rogers (with original art by Gary Zaboly); Alamo Sourcebook 1836: A Comprehensive Guide to the Alamo and the Texas Revolution (with Terry Todish and with original art by Ted Spring); America's FIRST First World War: The French & Indian War 1754-1763; A Legacy for the Future: Reminiscences of Scouting in West Michigan (awarded the State History Award of the Historical Society of Michigan as the Outstanding Michigan History Publication for 2010).

Tim-Mackinac-at Desk 2002
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