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Tom Robertson is a direct descendant of Surgeon Francis M. Robertson. He is president of Cranston Engineering Group, P.C. of Augusta, Georgia, where he practices civil engineering, city planning, and land surveying, and is an active historic preservationist, having restored four landmark buildings in the city. Mr. Robertson was instrumental in the designation of the Augusta Canal National Heritage Area, testifying four times before Congressional committees to make it happen. He has received numerous awards for waterfront planning and design, community service, and a lifetime achievement award in historic preservation. Tom is the author of several published papers, and is a popular speaker on a wide variety of engineering and historical subjects. Resisting Sherman is his first full-length book.