Ellen Hampton

About me

As a professor of history who has begun writing fiction, I plan to explore the historical fiction genre in the near future. It’s where I started out, but then went the PhD route instead, and now I’m coming back to it. The book I tried to write 20 years ago was titled Full Circle. Now I see that as ironic. You have to go the distance to see where you’ve been, right?

From my website

France has not forgotten: centennial for a fallen pilot

Photos by Jean-Marc Simon The wind whipped the flags so sharply the aging color guard had trouble holding them upright. The five old soldiers stood stoically on the edge of a field in Flavy-le-Martel, a tiny village of 1,300 residents in the Aisne department of northeastern France, where village residents…

How World War I Revolutionized Medicine

The Atlantic, February 24, 2017                                                                                          …

A Soviet level of cynicism

Feeling dystopic ? It’s a great word, comes from the opposite of utopia, or the imaginary ideal place. Dystopia thus is the imaginary worst place. The after-the-event place. If you’re feeling dystopic these days, you have lots of company. I know some people who think everything will be fine, but I…

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