A native of Baltimore, Maryland, Duane Schultz earned his undergraduate degree from Johns Hopkins University, a masters’ degree from Syracuse University, and a PhD in social psychology from American University in Washington, DC. He has written three college-level textbooks, now in their 9th and 10th editions, which have been translated into several languages, as well as other books in psychology. He received research grants from the Office of Naval Research and the National Institute of Mental Health and published a comparative psychological study of the lives and careers of Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung.
After a successful teaching career at Mary Washington College, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and the University of Groningen in the Netherlands, and lecturing in the US and Germany, he returned to Washington to devote full time to writing. He is a courtesy professor of psychology at the University of South Florida and lives in Clearwater, Florida.
Duane Schultz is the author of two novels—Sabers in the Wind: A Novel of World War II (Fawcett/Ballantine, 1980) and Glory Enough for All: The Battle of the Crater: A Novel of the Civil War (St. Martin’s Press, 1993)—and several military histories on aspects of the U.S. Indian Wars, the Civil War, and World War II. A highlight of his research on the World War II books was the opportunity to interview former POWs, who bravely and generously shared their stories with him. Two of the World War II books were the basis for major television documentaries. Several were selected as a New York Times Notable Book of the Year and have appeared in book club editions, paperback editions, audiobook editions, and foreign-language editions.
Duane Schultz’s nonfiction works include the following: