I am a lawyer who loves to write history. I am the author of Lone Star Navy: Texas, the Fight for the Gulf of Mexico, and the Shaping of the American West (Potomac 2006), about the adventures of the Navy of the Republic of Texas during the years Texas was an independent republic. I am also the author of Brothers Rivals Victors: Eisenhower, Patton, Bradley, and the Partnership that Drove the Allied Conquest in Europe (NAL/Caliber 2011).
After reading history for many years, I concluded I ought to try my hand at writing, and I set about to tell historically accurate stories in a way that would interest those outside the academic world. Through some twenty magazine articles, I rowed triremes with the ancient Athenians, tromped through the Russian snow with Napoleon, saw Julius Caesar extricate himself from one jam after another, and watched the Red Army steamroll its way through Belorussia.
Living in Texas for nearly a decade, I commenced a love affair with the Texian war fleet that resulted in the book Lone Star Navy, which whetted my appetite for bigger subjects. I bit off--hopefully not more than I can chew--a large slice of World War II with Brothers Rivals Victors, and I am working on a book on Franklin Delano Roosevelt's management of the war through his high command.
I grew up on Air Force bases in Ohio, the Philippines, New Jersey and a few other places before settling down in Alabama, so I'm an American mutt. I now live outside Atlanta, Georgia, where I practice law and--when I'm not shuttling children to soccer and basketball games--write.
Brothers Rivals Victors: Eisenhower, Patton, Bradley, and the Partnership That Drove the Allied Conquest in Europe (NAL/Caliber 2011)
James D. Hornfischer
Camping, target shooting, hiking, canoeing, and cheering for kids from the sidelines and bleachers.
St. Maria Goretti Girls Vocational School, Mukono, Uganda http://girlscare.bbnow.org/index.php
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