charlie_schroeder23.jpgAs real wars boil around the world, NPR producer and contributor Charlie Schroeder will write about the people obsessed with old wars–re-enacting 15 different historical wars alongside hobbyists in a new book.

Schroeder just sold “Re-Enactor: Learning About History One Bloodless Battle at a Time,” to Meghan Stevenson at Hudson Street Press/Plume. The deal was negotiated by Jonathan Lyons at Lyons Literary. Schroeder has produced countless shows for NPR, including pieces about getting into shape and not washing his hair.

Here’s more about the book: “in which an everyday guy humorously attempts to learn what he missed in history class by participating in fifteen different war re-enactments, from the Greeks to Vietnam, alongside the passionate hobbyists who live to recreate the past.”