Born in Pottsville and raised in Schuylkill Haven, Ralph Peters has been called "the thinking man's Tom Clancy" by the Wall Street Journal. He has written many books about the military, both fact and fiction. Mr. Peters has also written a series of novels about the Civil War under the pseudonym Owen Parry. See more on Ralph Peters.
- Bold Sons of Erin
- Another historical fiction novel written under the pen-name Owen Parry. Major Able Jones is back, this time investigating grave-robbing, witches, and murder in Pottsville during the Civil War.
- Fighting for the Future: Will America Triumph?
- from Kirkus Reviews... A collection of essays that pose major questions about Americas military preparedness to fight the type of conflicts likely to arise in the 21st century, those involving terrorist organizations (both independent and state-sponsored), ethnic strife, and an emerging Third World. Peters examines such possibilities with a sharp eye and then considers the ways in which the American armed forces are preparing to fight them.
- Traitor: A Novel
- from Amazon.com... everybody on the Beltway who deals with (or votes on) defense budget issues should read this beautifully crafted story about a man of principle trying against all odds to do the right thing.
- The Devil's Garden
- from Booklist... The daughter of a powerful U.S. senator has come to a Third World country to help the Muslim refugees who live in dire poverty--"to save the world on her summer vacation." She is kidnapped and taken to the capital of Azerbaijan. An American, Lieutenant Colonel Evan Burton, is sent to find her.