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Name:  Nathan Maddox  

Pen Name: None

Genre: C:ADULT History Non-Fiction

Born: 1951 in Springfield, Illinois


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Nathan Maddox lives in Springfield, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Nathan Maddox is an attorney living in Springfield, Illinois. He currently serves as the Executive Inspector General for a large state government agency. His legal career has included prosecuting felonies in a county prosecutor's office, representing the state in appeals of death penalty cases while working in the attorney general's office, and serving as chief counsel in the state supreme court's administrative office. His experience in civil proceedings includes winning a multi-million dollar judgment in a matter involving fraudulent registration of vehicles in the interstate trucking industry. Mr. Maddox served in the U.S. Army's Americal Infantry Division in Vietnam from 1970 - 1971. There he was awarded the Combat Infantryman's Badge and a Purple Heart for wounds suffered while on patrol in the Quang Nam province of South Vietnam. Although he has written extensively throughout his legal career, ''The Right War'' is Mr. Maddox's first novel.

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