On June 13, 2008, Bill was presented with a sterling silver medal “for gallant service” by the Civil War Round Table of Chicago. After his slide show presentation and book discussion, Bill chatted with Roger Rudich, outgoing president of the Civil War Round Table of Chicago.
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Bill drew a large, enthusiastic crowd when he spoke at the esteemed Civil War Round Table of Chicago at its June 2008 meeting.


Bill (standing far right) poses with other participating authors while holding the cover of his recent release, Eliot Asinof and the Truth of the Game. The event “Read Local” was sponsored by Redbery Books in Cable, Wisconsin, on October 2, 2011. Photo courtesy of Redbery Books.


At the Veteran’s Room of the Oak Park Public Library, the author is joined by wife Marion and his uncle, Louis Farina (1923-2010), a decorated WWII combat veteran and co-dedicatee of Ulysses S. Grant 1861-1864. Photo by Debby Preiser.


During his Memphis event at the Davis-Kidd Bookstore, Bill gets a surprise visit from Gen. U.S. Grant (University of Memphis Professor Phillip T. Kolbe who portrays the Civil War general when he teaches corporations “Executive Leadership Lessons from General Ulysses S. Grant”). © Aaron Tatum


Bill at the remains of the Carthage Amphitheatre in Tunisia, as he researches his third book on the life and times of Saint Perpetua. © Marion Buckley.


Bill is presented Concordia University-Portland’s 2007 Scholarly Excellence Award for DeVere as Shakespeare by internationally renowned Shakespeare authorship expert Dr. Daniel Wright. Courtesy of Concordia University-Portland.


Bill has been featured at notable venues across the country, such as Sandmeyer’s Bookstore, a venerable South Loop institution, and a fixture of the annual Printer’s Row Book Fair in Chicago. Courtesy of Sandmeyer’s Bookstore.


Bill with his wife Marion Buckley at Le Centre de l’Imaginaire Arthurien near Paimpont, Brittany, France (July, 2008), doing research for his 2010 book on the medieval French poet Chrétien de Troyes.


Bill chats with attendees of his slideshow presentation at the 2009 Thanksgiving luncheon sponsored by the Mayflower Society at the Union League Club of Chicago. Photo by Mary Morony.