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Robert L. O'Connell

Born: 27-Dec-1944
Birthplace: New York City

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Historian
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Of Arms and Men

Father: Robert J. O'Connell
Mother: Dorothy
Wife: Benjie (m. 17-Oct-1970, two daughters)
Daughter: Jessica O'Connell Taylor
Daughter: Lucy

    University: BA, Colgate University (1966)
    University: MA, University of Virginia (1968)
    University: PhD, University of Virginia (1974)

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Author of books:
Of Arms and Men: A History of War, Weapons, and Aggression (1989, history)
Sacred Vessels: The Cult of the Battleship and the Rise of the U.S. Navy (1991, history)
Ride of the Second Horseman: The Birth and Death of War (1995, history)
The Ghosts of Cannae: Hannibal and the Darkest Hour of the Roman Republic (2010, history)
Fierce Patriot: The Tangled Lives of William Tecumseh Sherman (2014, biography)

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