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:
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.
Broughton, FINS, Great Britain
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 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.
J. David Markham,
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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 (http://napoleon.thepodcastnetwork.com/).
His collection of Napoleonic snuffboxes and other decorative
arts has been featured in several museum exhibitions and
in his books.
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 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.
FINS, USA & Georgia
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