Gabriele Esposito is an Italian researcher and a long-time student of military history. His main field of research is the military of 19th-century Latin America, but his interests and skills range from the Ancient world to modern post-colonial conflicts. He has published several books and essays, including the bestseller MAA 499 Armies of the War of the Triple Alliance 1864-70", and is a regular contributor to many specialized magazines in Italy, France, Netherlands and UK. Giuseppe Rava is one of the leading military artists in the world, working for the most important magazines and publishing houses of this sector, in Europe and in the USA. His works, representing warriors and battles from every period of history, are celebrated for their vivid style and great accuracy. Entirely self-taught, Giuseppe has established himself as the heir of many important military illustrators of the past, such as Detaille, Meissonier and Angus McBride.