Alex's fascination with the Seven Years' War dates from his elementary school days, and that initial interest sparked a lifelong study of this pivotal conflict. Growing up in Indiana, he received his MA in history from Ball State University, where he wrote on Hessian troops in the Seven Years' War and American Revolution. He currently preparing for his third year of Ph.D study at West Virginia University. His research focuses on the British and Prussian armies of 1740-1815. Alex just published his third article, "A Matter of Doing it Quickly:" Essential Qualities of North Germanic Infantrymen, 1740-1783" in the Spring Issue of the Journal of the Seven Years' War Association.
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