Essays

ON THE ROOSEVELTS

Christmas at the White House with Winston Churchill | Humanities, Fall 2016 

The Roosevelt Bond: How War and Politics Brought FDR and TR Closer | Humanities, September/October 2014

Roosevelt the Revisionist: Young TR Takes on the War of 1812 | Humanities, September/October 2013

Friends and Allies: The Second Washington Conference | Humanities, May/June 2012

MUSEUMS & DIGITAL HUMANTIES

When Tut Ruled America: A Classic Blockbuster Museum Exhibition That Began as a Diplomatic Gesture | Humanities, September/October 2015

The Rise of the Machines: NEH and the Digital Humanities: The Early Years | Humanities, July/August 2013

Digital Boot Camp for Military Historians | Humanities, January/February 2015

New Money in New Spain Humanities | Humanities, January/February 2014

Mapping the Republic of Letters | Humanities, November/ December 2013

Imperial Scrolls of China | Humanities, November/December 2009

ON HISTORIANS, NOVELISTS, AND PHILOSOPHERS

The Grown-Up Saint-Exupéry | Humanities, January/February 2016 

The Mysterious Miss Austen | Humanities, January/February 2013

When Bram Met Walt | Humanities, November/December 2012

The Dramatist (Barbara Tuchman) | Humanities, September/October 2012 

Nietzsche is Dead | Humanities, July/August 2012

The Voracious Pen of Thomas Carlyle | Humanities, January/February 2009

ON AMERICAN HISTORY

World War I Changed America and Transformed Its Role in International Relations | Humanities, Summer 2017

Glamorous Crossing: How Pan Am Airways Dominated International Air Travel in the 1930s | Longreads Original, February 2015

Chattanooga versus the Supreme Court | Humanities, November/December 2014

How the G.I. Bill Become Law Despite Some Veterans’ Groups | Humanities, July/August 2014

The Odyssey of Ulysses S. Grant | Humanities, May/June 2014

The Lady Bird Special: Mrs. Johnson’s Southern Strategy | Humanities, May/June 2013

Supremely Contentious: The Transformation of ‘Advice and Consent’ | Humanities, September/October 2009

The Making of Rear Admiral David Farragut | New York Times, Disunion, 14 August 2012

Ungoverned Passion (Gouverneur Morris in Europe) | Humanities, March/April 2012

A Fateful Christmas Meeting | New York Times, Disunion, December 24, 2011

A Diplomatic Education | Humanities, November/December 2011

Going South | New York Times, Disunion, August 21, 2011

The Man Who Came in Second: How John Breckinridge and the Democratic Party Lost the 1860 Presidential Election | Humanities, November/December 2010

Soldier of Fortune: John Smith before Jamestown | Humanities, January/February 2007

ON EUROPEAN HISTORY

Marie-Antoine Carême, Cake Boss | Lapham’s Quarterly Roundtable, July 2011

The Spanish Ulcer: Britain, Spain, and the Siege of Cadíz | Humanities, January/February 2010