Robert Gaudi is a freelance writer and historian. At one time or another, he has worked for the National Endowment for the Arts, tended bar, and managed a classic car restoration shop. He is a graduate of the University of Virginia and the Iowa Writers' Workshop.
"Let me say straight out that if all military histories were as thrilling and well written as Robert Gaudi's African Kaiser, I might give up reading fiction and literary bio-graphy...Gaudi writes with the flair of a latter-day Macaulay. He sets his scenes carefully and describes naval and military action like a novelist. His sentences are models of clarity and vivacity, sometimes further enlivened with wry authorial comments."--Michael Dirda, The Washington Post
"Robert Gaudi combines a researcher's meticulous precision with a novelist's consummate storytelling skill to piece together a thousand shards of forgotten history into this astonishing and irresistible confection."--Madison Smartt Bell