"...blazes new trails in historical fiction" (Ronald K. Richardson, Ph.D., Professor Of History, Clark University, 1997 -- 'Ronald K. Richardson, PH.D., Professor of History, Clark University, 1997
"...gripping" -- Publishers Weekly, 1997
"...is suspenseful and surprising" -- Hartford Courant, 1998
"...never lags in realism or in emotion-milking power" -- Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel 1997
"...truly a remarkable passage of self-discovery" -- Caribbean American, 1997
"CONGO JACK...is suspenseful and surprising." -- Hartford Courant, 1998
"Expertly sculpted by Buckley...CONGO JACK never lags in realism or in emotion-milking power..." -- Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel, 1997
"History comes alive in CONGO JACK...an enjoyable and engaging piece of fiction." -- David Barry Gaspar, Ph.D. Professor of History, Duke University, 1997
About the Author
Roger N. Buckley is a Professor of History at the University of Connecticut at Storrs. Born in New York City of West Indian immigrant parents, he holds a Ph.D. in British Empire history from McGill University in Montreal. He is the author of Slaves in Red Coats: The British West India Regiments, 1795-1815 and The British Army in the West Indies, 1792-1815: The History of a Military Community in an Age of Revolutionary Change. He is also the editor of The Haitian Journal of Lieutenant Howard, York Hussars and The Napoleonic War Journal of Captain Thomas Henry Browne.
Dr. Buckley lives in Coventry, Connecticut. Congo Jack is his first novel.