James McCaffrey

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General Information

Name: James McCaffrey

Pen Name: James M. McCaffrey

Born: 1946 in Springfield, Illinois


Email: mccaffreyj@uhd.edu

Illinois Connection

McCaffrey was born in Springfield, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

James McCafrfey is a retired Professor of History at the University of Houston-Downtown where he specialized in American military topics. Along with the books listed, he also edited the books, Surrounded by Dangers of all Kinds: The Mexican War Letters of Lieutenant Theodore Laidley and Only a Private: A Texan Remembers the Civil War : The Memoirs of William J. Oliphant.

Published Works

  • This Band of Heroes, Granbury`s Texas Brigade, Eakin Publications, 1985
  • Army of Manifest Destiny, The American Soldier in the Mexican War 1846-1848 , New York University Press, 1992 - written with John F. Kinney
  • Wake Island Pilot, A World War II Memoir, Brassey`s, 1995 - written with John F. Kinney
  • Only a Private: A Texan Remembers the Civil War : The Memoirs of William J. Oliphant, Halcyon Press Ltd, 2004
  • The Army in Transformation, 1790-1860, Greenwood, 2006
  • Inside the Spanish-American War: A History Based on First-Person Accounts, McFarland, 2009
  • Going for Broke: Japanese American Soldiers in the War against Nazi Germany, University of Oklahoma Press, 2017

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library

Literary Awards


Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

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External Links

James McCaffrey on WorldCat


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