About the Author


    I am a foreign affairs analyst with the federal government in Washington, DC, and I write military history because the subject has fascinated me since I was a kid. I live with my lovely wife, Nancy, in Hyattsville, Maryland.

    My aim and motto is “good books about good stories.” My first book, Steel Victory, was published in December 2003 and tells the story of the separate tank battalions in the European Theater of Operations (ETO). The Tank Killers, the remarkable tale of the Tank Destroyer Force, followed in early 2005. This book covers the action in North Africa, Italy, and the ETO. The Longest Battle also hit the shelves about the same time; it is the first history devoted solely to the grinding, bloody battle from Aachen to and across the Roer River between September 1944 and February 1945. Weapons of the Tankers covers not only the divisional and separate tank battalions in all theaters, but also the amphibian tank and tractor battalions in the Pacific. First to the Rhine, a history of the 6th Army Group I wrote with my Francophone friend, Mr. Mark Stout, was published in August 2007. Steeds of Steel, the story of the mechanized cavalry in World War II in all theaters of operations, came out in early 2008, and The Infantry’s Armor, the history of the separate armored battalions in all theaters, was published in March 2010.  Next up: Fighting Patton: George S. Patton Jr. and His Battles Through the Eyes of His Enemies by August 2011.