Alejandro de Quesada is a Florida-based military history writer, an experienced researcher and collector of militaria, photos and documents and runs an archive and historical consulting for museums as well as for films as a secondary business with a strong Military History content. He has written over 100 articles and over 25 books, including several for Osprey, and is a leading authority on Latin-American subjects. Author of the following Osprey titles to date: The Spanish-American War and Philippine Insurrection; The US Home Front 1941-45; Roosevelt's Rough Riders; The Bay of Pigs; The Mexican Revolution; The United States Coast Guard during World War Two; Spanish Colonial Fortifications in North America.
"This book gives an in-depth account of the men who made up this most unusual unit... The chapters cover all aspeects of this unit from recruiting and the type of people who enlisted through training for combat, uniforms and equipment... The book has a good collection of contemporary photos and an excellent set of color plates by Stephen Walsh. This tome is a must-have for any one with an interest in the US ARmy as it fills a gap in the books available about this war." --Toy Soldier & Model Figure "The author does a superlative job of telling the story of these men and the life they led while on campaign. It also covers the aftermath of the action and what happened to the unit once the battles were over. Overall a book that covers an important part of American history and one that I'm sure you will enjoy reading." --Scott Van Aken, Modeling Madness, www.modelingmadness.com (July 2009)