Jim Stempel was born in Westfield, N.J.,in 1948,and graduated from the Citadel, Charleston, S.C., in 1970 with a degree in political science. He is married and the father of three. His first novel, American Rain was hailed by critics and labeled a "masterpiece" by the West Coast Review of Books.
A student of the human condition, Stempel's works span a range including satire, spirituality, and military nonfiction. He is considered an authority on the Eastern campaigns of the American Civil War, and his books on that topic have drawn an international audience. His novel Albemale was nominated for the James Fenimore Cooper Prize in Historical Fiction.
|Albemarle||The CSS Albemarle was a formidable weapon and its destruction soon became a high priority|
AOS Naval Non Fiction
|The CSS Albemarle and William Cushing||The Remarkable Confederate Ironclad and the Union Officer Who Sank It|
The author’s official web site is jimstempelbooks.com