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Dr. Lawrence M. Kaplan’s career includes more than 28 years experience as a military historian with the U.S. Army and the Department of Defense. He has a Ph.D. in American History from Kansas State University; an M.A. in American History from Ohio State University; and a B.A. in History from Ohio Wesleyan University. He also is the editor of John C. Tidball, The Artillery Service in the War of the Rebellion (Westholme Publishing, 2011); the editor of Major General Henry D. Russell, The Purge of the Thirtieth Division (U.S. Naval Institute Press, 2014); the editor of Pershing’s Tankers:  Personal Accounts of the AEF Tank Corps in World War I (University Press of Kentucky, 2018); and the editor of Tatiana Dubinskaya, In the Trenches:  A Russian Woman Soldier’s Story of World War I (Potomac Books, 2020).    

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Homer Lea: American Soldier of Fortune

By Dr. Lawrence M. Kaplan
“An excellent biography of a largely forgotten but extraordinary man…  His fascinating life is well told in this biography.”
― Edward M. Coffman, author of The War to End All Wars: The American Experience in World War I
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