Author, A Destiny of Undying Greatness:
Kiffin Rockwell and the Boys Who Remembered Lafayette
Mark M. Trapp is a lawyer in Chicago, and A Destiny of Undying Greatness is his first book. Trapp graduated from the University of Illinois and then went to law school at Washington and Lee University. While at W&L, he learned of alum Kiffin Rockwell, the subject of his new biography.
Trapp and his wife were eventually blessed with five children, four daughters and a son. Their son was born on the 100-year anniversary of the day that Kiffin and Paul Rockwell enlisted in the Foreign Legion in Paris. They named him Kiffin, and his birth rekindled Trapp's interest in Kiffin Rockwell. He started doing research for an article, which soon turned into this book, published on his son's fifth birthday.