A little about myself. I was born in the United States, grew up in Australia, and educated (sort of) in Britain, worked in Canada, but now live in New York. For several years, I was a journalist but went into the History Business around the time my book, Washington's Spies: The Story of America's First Spy Ring, first appeared. It's since been used as the basis for the AMC drama series, Turn: Washington's Spies

These days, I keep the wolves from the door by working as a producer/writer for the show, reviewing the odd book for the newspapers, and cranking out the occasional article for various magazines. My newest book, Men of War: The American Experience of Battle at Bunker Hill, Gettysburg, and Iwo Jima (Random House), appeared in June 2015. 

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