Guy Chet was raised in Ness Ziona, Israel. He earned his bachelor’s degree at the University of Haifa, and his MA and PhD at Yale University. He lives in Plano, Texas and serves as Associate Professor of early American and military history at the University of North Texas. His first book (Conquering the American Wilderness) is a study of English and American military culture. Addressing narratives of American exceptionalism, it points to trends of cultural continuity between the Old World and the New. This theme of transatlantic cultural cohesion is at the heart of his recent study of piracy and illegal trade in the British Atlantic (The Ocean is a Wilderness). Although a specialist in early modern history, Chet’s first love was and still is Roman history.