Peter Burchard (March 1, 1921 – July 3, 2004) was an author, free-lance designer, and illustrator. He wrote the book One Gallant Rush (1965), about Colonel Robert Gould Shaw and the 54th Massachusetts Regiment, the first African-American unit in the Union Army. It was adapted for the 1989 film Glory, which won numerous awards.
World War II
His works include:
- One Gallant Rush: Robert Gould Shaw and His Brave Black Regiment (1965/reprint 1990)
- Balloons: From Paper Bags to Skyhooks
- North by Night
- Pioneers of Flight
- Rat Hell
- Frederick Douglass
- Lincoln and Slavery
- "Williamstown digest". iberkshires.com.
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