William Dietrich

About me

William Dietrich is the author of 17 books, including the Ethan Gage series of Napoleonic adventures and books set in World War II and the Roman Empire. His work has sold into 28 languages. As a journalist he shared a Pulitzer for covering the Exxon Valdez oil spill, and has worked as a university professor.

From my website

My new electric bike

Attention Baby Boomers: I’ve found a fountain of youth. Until I run down the battery, that is. I’ve acquired an electric bike. Its 350-watt motor, mounted where the pedal crank is, seems magical in its ability to flatten hills and speed level cruising. Its like getting a push from trotting…

Can Democrats Speak English?

My Democratic leanings go back as far as George McGovern and Eugene McCarthy (I was in line for the Vietnam draft until I got a high lottery number) and I voted for Hillary. But I’m alarmed that the party has not just ceded populism to the GOP (astounding in itself)…

Ink by the Barrel

One of my early jobs as a newspaper reporter brought me to the opening ceremonies of the Washington State Legislature in 1975. The Olympia press corps was seated at a table at the head of the chamber at one side of the podium, fully on display, and when the self-congratulatory…

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