Larrie D. Ferreiro is a naval architect and historian. His books include The American Revolution: A World War (co-editor and author), Brothers at Arms and Churchill’s American Arsenal. He has served for over 40 years as a naval architect and systems engineer in the US Navy, US Coast Guard and Department of Defense.
As the Manhattan Project headed for completion, German attempts to build a nuclear weapon had already been dismantled.
The global extent of the Revolutionary War surprises many Americans today — but it was crucial to independence.