Paul Lockhart is the author of Firepower: How Weapons Shaped Warfare, published by Basic Books, the story of the evolution of weaponry and how it transformed not only the conduct of warfare but also the very structure of power in the West, from the Renaissance to the dawn of the atomic era.
He is also the author of The Drillmaster of Valley Forge: The Baron De Steuben and the Making of the American Army. Doris Kearns Goodwin hailed Drillmaster as “a terrific biography…splendidly written with narrative sweep.”
The Whites of Their Eyes: Bunker Hill, the First American Army, and the Emergence of George Washington is a study of the battle of Bunker Hill. In his review of the book, Richard Brookhiser called Lockhart “our finest military writer on the Revolutionary War.”
Paul is professor of history at Wright State University. He grew up in the Hudson Valley of upstate New York, surrounded by Revolutionary War sites, developing a passion for the drama of the founding years. You can read more about him on his website, www.PaulLockhart.com.