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James McCaffrey

Born: 1946 in Springfield, Illinois
Pen Name: James M. McCaffrey

Connection to Illinois: McCaffrey was born in Springfield, Illinois.

Biography: 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.''


Primary Audience(s): Adult readers

James McCaffrey on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

Army of Manifest Destiny :
ISBN: 0814754686 OCLC: 24372793

New York University Press, New York : 1992.

ISBN: 0806159413 OCLC: 985674457


Inside the Spanish-American War :
ISBN: 9780786441501 OCLC: 404937929

McFarland & Co., Jefferson, N.C. : ©2009.

This is the story of the Spanish-American War, told from the perspective of the soldiers, sailors and marines in the field and the reporters who covered their efforts. Concentration on the daily lives of these people provides insight into the often overlooked facets of a soldier's life--Provided by publisher.

Only a private :
ISBN: 1931823081 OCLC: 53223495

Halcyon Press, Houston : ©2004.

The Army in transformation, 1790-1860 /
ISBN: 0313331723 OCLC: 68712178

Greenwood Press, Westport, Conn. : 2006.

Draws on letters, diaries, and journals to recount the experiences of American soldiers from 1790 to 1860, discussing how their experiences differed and what changes the military went through during that time.

This band of heroes :
ISBN: 089096727X OCLC: 34669236

Texas A & M University Press, College Station : 1996.

Wake Island pilot :
ISBN: 157488736X OCLC: 62237804

"Within hours of the Pearl Harbor attack, the Japanese struck the small U.S. garrison on Wake Island. As his squadron's engineering office, Marine pilot John F. Kinney oversaw the repair of damaged planes when he himself was not in the air fighting off the Japanese assault. After the Americans held out for an incredible two weeks, Kinney was captured by the Japanese but eventually escaped in China. Wake Island Pilot is the memoir of a remarkable hero of one of World War II's epic struggles."--Page [4] cover.