Thomas Sheppard is an Assistant Professor of Military History at the Marine Corps University Command and Staff College in Quantico, Virginia. He earned his doctorate in military history from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His work has appeared in the Journal of Military History and Strategic Studies Quarterly. He lives in northern Virginia.

Articles by Thomas Sheppard

3 August 1804: Commodore Preble’s squadron bombards Tripoli Harbor

Preble’s War

By Thomas Sheppard
June 2023
The nations of Europe had long capitulated to the extortionist demands of the Barbary States. That didn’t sit well with Commodore Edward Preble.

Books by Thomas Sheppard