Charley Roberts is a journalist and military historian. During a 25-year career in journalism, he was an investigative reporter and state capital correspondent for the Orange County Register, and Washington bureau chief and executive editor of the Los Angeles Daily Journal. His freelance work has appeared in Military History Quarterly, Forbes, California Journal and Sacramento Magazine. His first book, Charles Sweeny, the Man Who Inspired Hemingway (McFarland & Co., 2017), is about America’s most celebrated soldier of fortune. His latest book, “Devil Dog” Dan Daly, America’s Fightin’est Marine (McFarland, 2021), is about a legendary hero of the Boxer Rebellion, the ‘banana wars” and World War I who twice received the Medal of Honor and was recommended for an unprecedented third award. Roberts is a past president of the Orange County Press Club and the Orange County and Sacramento chapters of the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ), and served for three years on the SPJ national board of directors. He also spent 15 years as an executive speechwriter and corporate communications manager at Toyota’s U.S. headquarters. His corporate work has appeared in Vital Speeches and Ragan’s PR Daily. He has a bachelor’s degree in history from California State University, Long Beach.