Larrie D. Ferreiro is the 2017 Pulitzer Prize finalist for History, for his book Brothers at Arms: American Independence and the Men of France and Spain Who Saved It, which was also the JAR Book of the Year for 2016. He received his PhD in the History of Science and Technology from Imperial College London. He teaches history and engineering at George Mason University in Virginia, Georgetown University in Washington, DC, and the Stevens Institute of Technology in New Jersey. He has served for almost forty years in the US Navy, US Coast Guard, and Department of Defense, and was an exchange engineer in the French Navy. He lives with his wife and their sons in Virginia.