(Andrew D. Uffindell)
Born in England. Ethnicity: "White British."
International Napoleonic Society (fellow), Society of Friends of the National Army Museum.
Shared Duke of Westminster Medal for Military Literature, Royal United Services Institute, 2004, for book series including The National Army Museum Book of Wellington's Armies: Britain's Campaigns in the Peninsula and at Waterloo, 1808-1815.
The Eagle's Last Triumph: Napoleon's Victory at Ligny, June 1815, Greenhill Books (London, England), 1994.
(With Michael Corum) On the Field of Glory: The Battlefields of the 1815 Campaign, Greenhill Books (London, England), 1996.
(Editor) Jac Weller, On Wellington: The Duke and His Art of War, Stackpole Books (Mechanicsburg, PA), 1998.
The National Army Museum Book of Wellington's Armies: Britain's Campaigns in the Peninsula and at Waterloo, 1808-1815, Sidgwick & Jackson (London, England), 2003.
Great Generals of the Napoleonic Wars and Their Battles, 1805-1815, Spellmount (Staplehurst, England), 2003.
(With Michael Corum) Waterloo, Pen and Sword (Barnsley, England), 2003.
Contributor to books, including Napoleon: The Final Verdict, edited by Philip Haythornthwaite and others, Arms and Armour Press (London, England), 1997; Dixie Victorious: An Alternate History of the Civil War, edited by Peter Tsouras, Greenhill Books (London, England), 2004; and Battle of the Bulge: Hitler's Alternate Scenarios, edited by Peter Tsouras, Greenhill Books (London, England), 2004. Contributor to magazines, including Journal of the Royal Artillery, Military History Quarterly, Military History, Military Illustrated, and British Army Review. Newsletter editor, Society of Friends of the National Army Museum, 1999-2005.
Andrew Uffindell told CA: "I have been writing books on military history for over ten years. My particular area of expertise is the Napoleonic era, but I have also written on the American Civil War, the French Second Empire, and World War II.
"My aim is to write books that are accurate as well as readable, using vivid eyewitness accounts to bring history to life. I consider it essential to visit a battlefield in order to compare description of events with the actual terrain on which they occurred. This often provides important insights into what really happened during the battle.
"In addition, I believe in thorough research, using both archival and published material, to uncover the true, and often surprising, stories that lie behind so many of the popular myths of military history."
BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:
Contemporary Review, May, 2004, review of The National Army Museum Book of Wellington'sArmies: Britain's Campaigns in the Peninsula and at Waterloo, 1808-1815, p. 313.