Publications and Activities
My Lai: An American Atrocity in the Vietnam War. (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2012; reprint 2018).
The Gulf War, 1990-1991. (New York: Palgrave MacMillan, 2012).
Dreams, Myths, and Reality: Utah and the American West. Ed. with Susan J. Matt (Salt Lake City: Signature Books, 2008).
The Tet Offensive: A Brief History with Documents. (New York: Routledge, 2008).
Military Justice in Vietnam: The Rule of Law in an American War. (Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2007).
American Military History: A Survey from Colonial Times to the Present. Co-author with Jeffrey Grey and Janet Valentine (Upper Saddle River, New Jersey: Prentice Hall, 2007; Third Edition, Routledge, 2020).
To Protect and To Serve: A History of Police in America. Co-author with Robert C. Wadman (Upper Saddle River, New Jersey: Prentice-Hall, 2004).
Witness to Revolution: The Russian Revolution Diary & Letters of J. Butler Wright. (Westport, Connecticut: Praeger Publishers, 2002).
American Diplomats in Russia: Case Studies in Orphan Diplomacy, 1916-1919. (Westport, Connecticut: Praeger Publishers, 1997).
Articles & Essays
“Provisional Healing: Vietnam Memorials and the Limits of Memory,” in Geoffrey W. Jensen and Matthew M. Stith, eds., Beyond the Quagmire: New Interpretations of the Vietnam Conflict (Denton: University of North Texas Press, 2019).
“War Mall: Civic Art, Memory, and War on America’s National Public Space,” in Derek Mallet, ed., Monumental Conflicts? Twentieth Century Wars and the Evolution of Popular Memory (New York: Routledge, 2018): 38-55.
“The Novel and Vietnam,” in Ron Milam, ed., The Vietnam War in Popular Culture (Santa Barbara, California: Praeger Publishers, 2016), 2:205-222.
Curator, “The First Gulf War: The War to Liberate Kuwait,” Traveling Exhibit, North Carolina Museum of History, Raleigh, North Carolina (2016-2019).
“Official Historians and Academic Historians: Bridging the Gap in Military History,” Perspectives in History: The Newsmagazine of the American Historical Association Vol. 48, No. 2 (February 2010): 24-26.
“Primacy and the Unipolar Moment: The Debate over American Power in an Asymmetrical World,” Australian Army Journal Vol. IV, No. 3 (Autumn 2008): 91-104.
"The United States and Coalition Building in the New International Order." Forum on Public Policy Online (Winter 2007).
“The Militarization of American Policing,” in Andrea McArdle and Stacy McGoldrick, eds., Uniform Behavior: Police Localism and National Politics (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2006).
"The Capture of Attu Island: Operation Landcrab, May 1943," in Tristan A. Lovering, ed., Amphibious Assault: Manoeuvre from the Sea, Amphibious Operations from the Last Century (Portsmouth: Royal Navy, 2005).“
"War for Sale: The Black Market, Currency Manipulation, and Corruption in the American War in Vietnam.” War and Society Vol. 21, No. 2 (October 2003): 135-64.
“Into the Cauldron: David R. Francis, Felix Cole, & American Intervention in North Russia, 1918-1919,” Gateway Heritage: The Quarterly Magazine of the Missouri Historical Society (Winter, 1994).
Professional Activities, Honors, and Awards:
Member, Department of the Army Historica Advisory Subcommittee (2023-)
Program Director, SMH Summer Seminar in Military History (2023 and 2024)
Battlefield Tour Guide, The Cultural Experience, Vietnam (2023-)
Edwin H. Simmons Award for Distinguished Service to the Society for Military History (2019)
Series Editor, Modern War Studies, for the University Press of Kansas (2019-)
Regional Coordinator, Society for Military History, Southeast Region (2018-)
Editorial Board, US Military History Review (2015-)
US Army Outstanding Civilian Service Medal (2014)
Vice President, Society for Military History (2014-2015)
General Harold K. Johnson Chair in Military History, US Army War College (2012-2014)
Society for Military History Book Awards Committee (Chair), (2012-2013)
Visiting Professor, US Air Force School for Advanced Air & Space Studies (2010-2011)
Series Editor, Critical Moments in American History, for Routledge (2006-).
Editorial Advisory Board, The Journal of Military History (2009-2011)
Department of the Army Historical Advisory Subcommittee (2007-2011, 2023-Present)
George & Beth Lowe Innovative Teaching Award (Weber State University, 2006)
Visiting Professor, US Air Force Air War College (2002-2003)
America in 1968, for University Press of Kansas.
Tet Offensive, for Oxford University Press.