This page is to highlight some of the reviews, commentary and historical posts that I've done for various publications.
Cosplay: A History, forthcoming 2021.
A history of the cosplay movement, due out in 2021 from Saga Press. Details.
Changing the Skies: Curtis LeMay and the Cold War transition of U.S. strategic airpower from planes to missiles, Armchair General Magazine, November 2011
Ernie Harmon’s Battle of the Bulge: The feisty 2d U.S. Armored Division commander led “the cavalry to the rescue” at the height of the German Ardennes Offensive, Armchair General Magazine, November 2012
Admiral Dewey and the Battle of Manila Bay, 1898: The Spanish American War began with a naval battle – and a Pacific empire at stake, Armchair General Magazine, September 2013.
Sinking An Ally, 1940, Armchair General Magazine, May 2014.
NU to the Rescue: Irene relief efforts mirror those of 1927 Flood, Norwich Record, Winter 2012
Out of the Ashes: How An Irish Episcopal Priest Saved Norwich University, Norwich Record, Spring 2012
Strategy Strikes Back: How Star Wars Explains Modern Conflict, edited by Max Brooks, John Amble, ML Cavanaugh, and Jaym Gates. (May 2018)
The Battle of Hoth: A Critical Analysis
Citizens & Soldiers: The First 200 Years of Norwich University by Alex Kershaw (2018)
Hell On Wheels: The 2nd Armored Division in World War II
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Conferences / Talks:
2013 New Genre Army Conference, University of Lincoln: War Fighting Generations and Interpretation in SF
2013 Colby Symposium, Norwich University: Norwich University & the European Campaign in WWII
2013 75 Years of Science Fiction: An Interdisciplinary Conference, University of Vermont: Setting Up the Golden Age of Science Fiction
2014 Tolkien in Vermont Conference: Bombadil and Other Middle-earth Mysteries, University of Vermont: Building Fantastic Worlds: How Tolkien Created the Modern Fantasy Genre
2015 Tolkien in Vermont Conference: Medieval Verse Narratives, University of Vermont: Modern Fantasy’s Roots in Medieval Verse
2016 Lunch and Learn — They Shall Not Pass, Sullivan Museum, Norwich University.
2017 Lunch and Learn — Art of Empire: World War II and Star Wars, Sullivan Museum, Norwich University.
2018 Army TRADOC Mad Scientist Learning in 2050 Conference, Georgetown University Center for Security Studies, Washington DC. Engaging the Future: The Art of Future Warfare.
Modern War Institute, Potential Disruptors of the ‘American Way of War’, United States Military Academy, West Point, New York. November 4-6, 2018.
2019 Tolklien in Vermont Conference: Tolkien and Horror, University of Vermont, Burlington Vermont. April 6th, 2019.