Works in Progress:


          (completion 2018)

  • The Prisms of Politics: An Essay on Ideological Literacy.
  • Vanishing Points: Essays in Retrieval.


  • Jane's World: Jane Brewster Reid, An Artist on Nantucket
  • Picturing Whitman (Walt Whitman and Photography)
  • Game Theory: the Mysteries of Sudoku
  • An Encrypted Life (personal memoir)
  • Printing Days (personal memoir)
  • The Kennedy Western
  • Pride of the Yankees: A Memoir of Baseball in a Divided City
  • What They Did Here: Civil War Battlefields and American Memory
  • Time Warps: Reflections on History, Memory and the Self
  • Southern Discomfort: The Civil War Sesquicentennial

All our inventions are but improved means to an unimproved end.

- Henry David Thoreau