John Gardner Wilder (Col ’62 L/M) has published The Mover: The Travels of Charles Wilkins in 1838, the fictional story of a young carpenter from the English Midlands who emigrates to the American Midwest. After securing passage on a merchant ship, Wilkins is asked by the ship’s captain to take over the duties of the injured ship carpenter, and adventure ensues. Mr. Wilder, a history buff, was inspired to write the book after reading a family diary from 1831.

Posted 04/29/2015