Steve E. Maffeo is Associate Library Director at the U.S. Air Force Academy, and holds master's degrees from Denver University and the National Defense Intelligence College. In 2008, he retired from the Naval Reserve as a captain.
"A thoughtful, insightful, magnificent history, exquisitely researched and brilliantly written." -- Stephen Coonts, author of Flight of the Intruder "The best documented work on British intelligence in the 18th Century, with an emphasis on late 18th century naval intelligence." -- Intelligencer: Journal of U.S. Intelligence Studies