Bryan Dumas

About me

I grew up in Southern California and fell in love with writing because my parents wouldn’t let me play with the neighbors. I started college as a creative writing major, but my father told me that he would never pay for a degree in something that wouldn’t earn a paycheck so I became a historian and history teacher (AP U.S. history). I live in Colorado where I spend time with my wife and son, seek representation for my novel THE DOGS OF HELL, research my next novels WAKARUSA and DUTCH, write book reviews for HNS, and write/edit curriculum (social studies) for various for- and non-profit organizations.

From my website

The Dirty Dozen: The 13 most significant marketplaces in history

As a Black Friday frenzy sweeps away the food coma that you’ve put yourself into after gorging on far too many Thanksgiving treats, From The Kitchen Cabinet takes a look back at history’s most significant and amazing markets and shopping … Continue reading →

Book Review: Lusitania

Lusitania by Diana Preston Review originally published in Historical Novels Review This is a heart-wrenching narrative that reads less like a stodgy history lesson and more like a personal voyage on the┬áLusitania. Preston draws on many diaries, war journals, and … Continue reading →

The Dirty Dozen: 13 Influential Political Propaganda Pieces in History

Trying to define the word “propaganda” is like trying to herd cats into a box. You get one in and the rest slip away. One person may feel that propaganda advances a negative or deceitful message while another person would … Continue reading →

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