Jack Kelly is the author of five critically acclaimed novels. His latest book is Band of Giants: The Amateur Soldiers Who Won America’s Independence, which historian John Ferling called “a sprightly and illuminating history of the Revolutionary War.” Critics praised his history, Gunpowder: Alchemy, Bombards & Pyrotechnics as “evocative, brilliantly succinct and excruciatingly powerful.” A journalist, novelist, and historian, he has contributed to American Heritage, American Legacy, Invention & Technology, and other national periodicals, and is a New York Foundation for the Arts fellow in Nonfiction Literature. He has appeared on The History Channel, been interviewed on National Public Radio, and conducted book signings across the country. He spent his childhood in a town in the canal corridor adjacent to Palmyra, Joseph Smith’s home and passed summer afternoons watching barges negotiate the locks. He now lives in New York’s Hudson Valley.
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