Ian Toll pursued an interest in the "age of fighting sail" since reading Patrick O'Brian's series of historical novels in the early 1990's. Since that time, and in the course of researching Six Frigates, Ian has read hundreds of books on the subject and has delved deeply into the original documentary
Richard Overy (b. 1947) has published extensively on the history of World War II and the Third Reich. Educated at Caius College, Cambridge he went on to teach at Queen's College from 1972 to 1979, before moving to King's College London in 1980. He taught at Kings College until 2004, being made profes
Born in Lexington, Kentucky in 1929, Massie spent much of his youth in Nashville, Tennessee and currently resides in Westchester County, New York in the village of Irvington.
He studied American history at Yale University and modern European history at Oxford University on his Rhodes Scholarship.
Hastings was educated at Charterhouse School and University College, Oxford, which he left after a year. He became a foreign correspondent and reported from more than sixty countries and eleven wars for BBC television and for the Evening Standard in London. After ten years as editor and then editor-i