The Napoleon Series Team

The Napoleon Series Team

The Napoleon Series Team is a group of people from four countries who share an interest in providing a place for serious students of the era to present papers and ideas, and to assist others in pursuit of knowledge on the era. Most have been on the team for ten years and all put in many hours per week keeping the Series operational.

The team consists of the following individuals:

Robert Burnham

Robert "Bob" Burnham, FINS, USA

Bob is a retired U.S. Army officer who has studied Napoleonic History for the past forty-five years. His main interests in the period are the Peninsular War and British memoirs. He co-authored Inside Wellington's Peninsular Army and The British Army against Napoleon and is the author of Charging against Wellington: the French Cavalry in Spain. Bob retired in 2013 after being a school librarian for 18 years. He currently lives in Maui.

Antony Broughton

Antony Broughton, FINS, Great Britain
Research Editor

Tony is a retired electrical engineer who has had an interest in the Napoleonic period for over thirty five years, his main enthusiasm being the French army, with an emphasis on cavalry regiments and their leaders. He collects books, uniform prints and equipment of the era and has a growing collection of shakos, cuirassier helmets, cuirasses, muskets, carbines, sabres and sabretaches. He makes and paints Napoleonic miniatures.

Tom Holmberg

Tom Holmberg, USA
Reviews Editor

Tom Holmberg is a reference librarian at a large suburban Chicago public library. He has a bachelor's degree from the University of Illinois and a master's degree from Dominican University (IL). He is interested in all aspects of the Revolutionary and Napoleonic eras and has been collecting books on these periods for 25 years.

David Markham


J. David Markham, FINS, USA
INS liasion, Writing Contest Chief Judge, and Music & Video Editor

J. David Markham (Napoleonic History) is President of the International Napoleonic Society and President Emeritus of the Napoleonic Alliance. David is an award-winning author who has written or contributed to numerous books on Napoleon, including The Road to St. Helena: Napoleon After Waterloo; Napoleon for Dummies; Napoleon and Dr. Verling on St. Helena; Napoleon's Road to Glory: Triumphs, Defeats and Immortality; and Imperial Glory: The Bulletins of Napoleon's Army, 1805–1814. David has also contributed to several specialized encyclopedias and has written numerous scholarly journal articles. He and Australian Cameron Reilly produced the Napoleon 101 podcast, which has over 30,000 listeners ( His collection of Napoleonic snuffboxes and other decorative arts has been featured in several museum exhibitions and in his books.

In 2009, David was awarded the Médaille d’or du Rayonnement Culturel (Gold Medal for Cultural Radiance) by La Renaissance française (an international French cultural organization with the high patronage of the French President and the ministries of Foreign Affairs, Interior, Defense and National Education). The medal was presented at the INS Congress in Montreal by the French ambassador to Canada.

David McCracken


David McCracken, Canada
Forum Moderator

David McCracken is a one time infantry sergeant-major. He has been studying the Napoleonic period for 30 years with a particular interest in infantry tactics and combined arms operations. He is unsuccessfully attempting to retire from business as a consultant to spend more time with family and to travel.

Alexander Mikaberidze




Alexander Mikaberidze, FINS, USA & Georgia
Research Editor

Alexander Mikaberidze holds a degree in international law from Tbilisi State University (Georgia) and a doctorate in history from Florida State University (USA). After working as an international law expert for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia, his lifelong interest in history led to his founding of the Napoleonic Society of Georgia in 1999 and organizing the International Napoleonic Congress in Tbilisi a year later. Since 2000, he lives in the U.S., where he has taught courses on in European, World and Middle Eastern history at Florida State and Mississippi State Universities and has lectured on strategy and policy for the U.S. Naval War College. His major publications include The Russian Officer Corps in the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars, Czar’s General: The Memoirs of a Russian General of the Napoleonic Wars, Historical Dictionary of Georgia, annotated translations of Alexander Mikhailovsky-Danilevsky's works Russo-Turkish War of 1806-1812, and Russo-Swedish War of 1808-1809. Among his forthcoming publications are Napoleon’s Hollow Victory: Battle of Borodino, 1812 and The Lion of the Russian Army: Life and Career of Prince Peter Bagration.

Placed on the Napoleon Series: September 2013

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