""The Wars of the Barbary Pirates" is 90 pages of highly informative military history. Readers interesed in early American history or the beginning of the US Navy will find it informative. True to its series' namesake, it covers an essential part of history that isn't well know, yet it is a significant and formative part of America's rise onto the world state. Readers with an interest in this period won't want to miss it." -Mike Dorn, "Wargamer" ..".this is a superlative book filled with artwork of the period for illustration and excellent maps to help us envision the operations against these pirates. It is a book that I found thoroughly engrossing and I'm sure you will as well." -Scott Van Aken, "modelingmadness.com"
About the Author
Gregory Fremont-Barnes holds degrees in history from the University of California, Berkeley (BA), the University of Chicago (MA) and the University of Oxford (D. Phil.). From 1993 to 2002 he lectured in British and American history in Japan, principally at Kobe University. He is the author of "The French Revolutionary Wars" (2001), T"he Peninsular War" (2002), and "The Fall of the French Empire, 1813-1815" (2002). He is currently co-editing a four-volume "Encyclopedia of the American Revolutionary War." The author lives in Oxford, UK.