Daniel Allen Butler

Daniel Allen Butler

Daniel Allen Butler is a maritime and military historian, the author (through March 2017) of ten books. Some of his previous works include "Unsinkable"--the Full Story of RMS Titanic; Distant Victory-the Battle of Jutland and the Allied Triumph in the First World War; The Age of Cunard-A Transatlantic History, 1839-2003; The Other Side of the Night: The Carpathia, the Californian, and the Night the Titanic was Lost; The Burden of Guilt: How Germany Shattered the Last Days of Peace, Summer 1914; Shadow of the Sultan's Realm: the Destruction of the Ottoman Empire and the Creation of the Modern Middle East; and his newest, Field Marshal--the Life and Death of Erwin Rommel.

Educated at Hope College, Grand Valley State University, and the University of Erlangen, Butler served in the United States Army before becoming a full time author. He is an internationally-recognized authority on military and maritime subjects and a popular guest-speaker, having given presentations at the National Archives in Washington DC, the Mariners Museum, and in the United Kingdom. He has also been frequently included in the on-board enrichment series of Cunard's Queen Elizabeth 2 and Queen Mary 2, as well as the ships of the Royal Caribbean and Norwegian cruise lines.

Butler's newest book, Field Marshal-The Life and Death of Erwin Rommel, was published in July 2015 by Casemate Publishing. He is currently at work on a new writing project: "...Of All Things to be Won -- the Declaration of Arbroath and Scotland's War of Independence"; and "A War Where Hell Froze Over - The Battle of Chosin".

A self-proclaimed "semi-professional beach bum," Butler divides what little time he spends away from his writing between meandering down long stretches of empty beach, his love of woodworking, his passion for tinkering on his Triumph Spitfire, and his fascination with building model ships. After living and working in Los Angeles, California, for several years, Butler now resides on Florida's Atlantic coast, where the beaches are better.

His personal website can be found at www.danielallenbutler.org.

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