Andrei Pogacias was born in 1980 in Romania. He studied Law, then History and International Relations at the Babes-Bolyai University of Cluj (Romania), where he also did an MBA in Conflict and Crisis Management and a PhD about the 18th century wars between Austria, Russia and Turkey. He works as an editor for a major Romanian publishing house and is also a translator and freelance military historian. He has published on Eastern European military history, from ancient times to the First World War and is currently working on books in both Romanian and English. His hobbies are puzzles, military figures and models, historical re-enactment and heavy metal music. One of his dreams is to present the true history of Romania to western audiences in the best way possible.