Larrie D. Ferreiro, faculty in the Department of History and Art History and in the program in systems engineering, has won an award from the Journal of the American Revolution for his book, Brothers at Arms: American Independence and the Men of France and Spain Who Saved It (Knopf, 2016). The journal writes:
The annual award goes to the non-fiction volume that best mirrors the journal’s mission: to deliver passionate, creative and smart content that makes American Revolution history accessible to a broad audience. The award honors meticulous, ideally ground-breaking research combined with a well-crafted narrative that appeals to scholars and non-academic readers alike. ... Ferreiro’s work looks closely at the American alliance with France and, in turn, the French alliance with Spain, both critical factors in the outcome of the war. The motivations behind the alliances are explained, the financial and logistical aspects examined, and the military events outlined.
January 10, 2017