Tom Wells (1981)

Freelance Writer

I have been a writer and editor since earning my Ph.D. at Berkeley.  I’ve written three books: The War Within: America’s Battle over Vietnam, Wild Man: The Life and Times of Daniel Ellsberg, and (with Richard Leo) The Wrong Guys: Murder, False Confessions, and the Norfolk Four.  I’m currently finishing a book on the innocence revolution in the justice system with Richard Leo.  I’ve edited books on a diversity of topics, though it’s a poor way to make a living….  I’ve received fellowships and grants from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Science Foundation, and the Open Society Institute, among other institutions.  I live in Boulder, Colorado.

Dissertation Title: 
Running Battle: The War over the Vietnam War in the United States
Dissertation Book Title: 
The war within : America's battle over Vietnam
Berkeley, CA