Selected Writing

The Atlantic

“The Evolution of the Tomb of the Unknowns”

“Modern Wars Are a Nightmare for the Army’s Historians”

“The Video Game That Could Shape the Future of War”



“How My Parents, Who Loved Grapes, Lost Their Love of Winemaking”



“My Grandfather Journaled During His Time in a German POW Camp. More Than Anything, He Wrote About Food”


Los Angeles Review of Books

“The Never-Ending Book of War”

“Gambler-in-Chief: The Declining Value of Strategy in Trump’s World”


New York Times Magazine

“The Poet-Soldier Who Went to His Grave With a Romantic Vision of World War I”


No Contact

“The First Floor”



The Paris Review

“How Do We Bury the Writing of the Dead?”


War Stories

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