Category «War»

A Hot New Look at the American Civil War

Just published, here is a fresh argument about the power of culture in choosing war strategies and leaders and about how that played out in the U.S. Civil War.   If that sounds like dull, academic stuff, then take a look at this gaudy and grim story of how mid-19th century U.S. culture shaped the …

Life is a War (Novel)

Some readers ask me how my war novels can describe the wild adventure and heroism of combat yet end without trumpets and flags.  Why so downbeat?  I’ll tell you, but only if you’re a young man or woman eligible to go to war.  You are my audience, not anyone else. Point.  War is a pisser.  …