Daniel Grimes is an "in the trenches" kind of historian who visits many of the sites he writes about. His passion for history is evident in his writing. He has a comprehensive knowledge of American and world history. His writing is very objective, narrative history. Many primary sources are used. This shows in the illustrative detail in his books. The Hessians and the American Revolution, available as an eBook, provides a more personal view of the Hessian Germans as well as many other people caught up in the Revolutionary War. Braddock's Defeat: George Washington and the French and Indian War describes one of the biggest Indian victories in the history of North America. He authored The American Revolution: The Battle of Germantown and the Fight for Philadelphia, published as a specialty book. This book is a favorite of colonial reenactors. Other eBooks include The Irish Who Fought for Mexico: the San Patricio Battalion and the Mexican-American War and The Long Road to Revolution: The Many Conflicts in Colonial America. He is also an avid sports fan and pursues an interest in sports history.
Mr. Grimes has many interests. He is a long-distance runner. He also enjoys reading in foreign languages, wildlife and bird watching. Daniel has read a tremendous number of books and has a superior memory for details. He plays the piano and has studied martial arts and is always anxious to take on a challenge.
As one of the youngest Generation Xers, Daniel's favorite movies include all of the Rocky movies, the Karate Kid, the Terminator, Indiana Jones, Rambo, and Escape from New York. He likes hard rock and heavy metal from the 1980s. His favorite song is Guns N Roses "Welcome to the Jungle."
In 1999, he was an extra in the filming of the football movie "The Replacements". It was released in 2000. The movie was loosely based on the 1987 NFL strike, specifically the Washington Redskins, who won all three replacement games without any of their regular players