Robert L O’Connell

Robert L. O’Connell was educated at Colgate University and the University of Virginia, where he received a Ph.D. in history. He worked for three decades in the U.S. Intelligence Community, before becoming a Visiting Professor at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey California. He has two grown children and lives with his wife in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Books in order of publication:

Of Arms and Men; a History of War, Weapons and Aggression  – 1989

Sacred Vessels: the Cult of the Battleship and the Rise of the U.S. Navy  – 1993

Ride of the Second Horseman: the Birth and Death of War  – 1995

Fast Eddie: a Novel in Many Voices – 1999

Soul of the Sword  – 2002

The Ghosts of Cannae: Hannibal and the Darkest Hour of the Roman Republic -2010

Fierce Patriot, the Tangled Lives of William Tecumseh Sherman – 2014

Team America: Patton, MacArthur, Marshall, Eisenhower, and the World They Forged – 2022

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