James Kirby Martin is a nationally recognized scholar of the American Revolution, well known for his writings on various aspects of American military and social history. He is the award-winning author and editor of numerous articles and books, including Forgotten Allies: The Oneida Indians and the American Revolution (Hill and Wang, 2006) with J. T. Glatthaar; Benedict Arnold, Revolutionary Hero: An American Warrior Reconsidered (New York University Press, 1997); and A Respectable Army: The Military Origins of the Republic, 1763-1789 (3rd edition, Wiley-Blackwell, 2015) with M. E. Lender. He received his B.A. degree from Hiram College (summa cum laude) and earned his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Martin was Professor of History at Rutgers University before moving in 1980 to the University of Houston, where he currently serves as the Hugh Roy and Lillie Cranz Cullen University Professor of History.