This page is to highlight some of the reviews, commentary and historical posts that I've done for various publications.


Cosplay: A History, forthcoming 2022.

  • A history of the cosplay movement, due out in 2022 from Saga Press. Details.

Armchair General:

  • 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.

Norwich Record

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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The Functional Nerds:

Geek’s Guide to the Galaxy:

PoliSciFi Radio:

SF Signal Podcast (Nominated for the 2012 Hugo Award for Best Fancast):

The Skiffy and Fanty Show:


Conferences / Talks: