Bob Mayers thrives on discovering facts about the American Revolution not found in the work of earlier writers. As the descendant of patriot soldier Corporal John Allison, the revolution is personal to him.
His on-site visits to battlefields, encampments and places of many critical events of the Revolutionary War shed light on revered places that have been lost or neglected by history, places where patriots fought and died but are unmarked, shrouded in mystery, distorted by mythology and unknown even to local people.
These field trips combined with research into original documents and oral accounts passed down in his family through many generations bring the history alive. His readers often comment that they regret that during their school days that they tuned out history as distant and dull. His writing can be enjoyed by average readers and not just hard core history or genealogy fans.
Bob is an active member of 10 historical societies and is a frequent speaker and contributor to their publications His service as a combat officer in both the Navy and the Marine Corps provides him with a deeper perspective of the many battles depicted in his work. He is a graduate of Rutgers University and served as an adjunct professor at Seton Hall University