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France, WWII, WWI, medicine, Americans in Paris, medieval castles
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About Me

Bringing the past into focus in the present is my goal, whether through nonfiction books like Women of Valor: the Rochambelles on the WWII Front, or a proposed historical fiction series on medieval French counts who built the foundations of today’s society, along with a few hundred amazing castles. American-born, French resident, I began my career as a journalist, took a turn into history, earned a PhD at the EHESS in Paris, taught at Sciences Po, now back to writing.

Recent Publications

“The American in Paris” documentary film on The American Hospital of Paris during WWI, produced by Passion Pictures 2017.

“Finding Past and Present at Waterloo,” article on,

“When John Paul Jones Crossed Over,” article in Military History Magazine,

“Was Mata Hari a Sexy Spy or Sexy Scapegoat?” article in Daily Beast,

Women of Valor: the Rochambelles on the WWII Front (Palgrave-Macmillan, 2006)




Media Coverage
Country Focus
Expertise by Geography
Atlantic, France, United States
Expertise by Chronology
Medieval, 20th century
Expertise by Topic
Medicine, Military, World War I, World War II