Marian Lindberg is the author of two nonfiction books, the newly released "Scandal on Plum Island: A Commander Becomes the Accused" (East End Press, 2020) and "The End of the Rainy Season: Discovering My Family's Hidden Past in Brazil" (Soft Skull Press, 2015). She began her career as a newspaper reporter in Buffalo, NY. That led her to law school. She clerked for the Hon. Harold H. Greene in Washington, DC, and practiced law there and in New York City representing clients as varied as journalists, publishers, a man on death row, and small businesses. In 2005, Lindberg joined The Nature Conservancy, where she handles land protection transactions.
Scandal on Plum Island: A Commander Becomes the Accused
Major Benjamin M. Koehler seemed to be everything the U.S. Army wanted in a man until standards of masculinity changed in the early 1900s and the unmarried Koehler found himself accused of "immoral conduct" by male subordinates. Koehler refused to resign and insisted on a chance to clear his name. Thoroughly researched, involving figures as different as Susan B. Anthony and Theodore Roosevelt, the book tells a timely and timeless story of betrayal and injustice set in the context of male pushback against power gains by women, and the beginnings of gender policing.
The End of the Rainy Season: Discovering My Family's Hidden Past in Brazil2015