I'm a writer and historian by training.

I specialize in making faraway places, times, and topics more accessible - and fun.


I write for a world in which all readers are valued as informed co-intellectuals. 

That means:


               No turgid, passive, autopilot prose.

               No wasting readers' time.

               No cutting corners on research.

Instead, my writing aims to clarify and inspire. I emphasize:


               Vividconcrete historical details.

               Crystal-clear prose.

               The best  primary sources.

                Leaving readers feeling  smart,

                capable, and ready to act.

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