Author: Larrie D. Ferreiro

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.

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Our Man in Minorca: Lewis Littlepage, American Volunteer with the Spanish Armed Forces

The Revolutionary War was fought on a global scale, with six nation states engaged in battles across three continents and two oceans.  Volunteers from many European nations came to the United States to fight alongside the American insurgents: Antoine Félix Wuibert and the Marquis de Lafayette from France, Jordi Farragut from Spain and Thaddeus Kosciuszko from Poland, to name […]

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Antoine Felix Wuibert: The French “Forrest Gump” of the American Revolution

Antoine Félix Wuibert was one of the earliest foreign volunteers to the War of the American Revolution, arriving even before the United States pronounced its independence from Britain.  Although commissioned as an officer of engineers, he served his newly-adopted nation in a variety of roles throughout the entirety of the war, popping up in key […]

by Larrie D. Ferreiro