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

An Ethan Gage series summary

Recently, some readers have asked me about the order of the seven Ethan Gage books, with an eighth on the way.  While the books can be enjoyed as stand-alone reads, history progresses and Ethan ages and matures in the series, so it’s understandable that many prefer to read them in…

Gays, Flags, Race, and Rights

History moves in mysterious ways. This none-too-original thought occurred after a supposedly conservative-dominated Supreme Court upheld Obamacare and gay marriage, much to my satisfaction. As a Baby Boomer trying to name our place in history after following the Greatest Generation of the Depression and World War II, I’m struck less…

Napoleon’s Rules

First I was intrigued in Napoleon the conquering icon. Then I grew fascinated with Napoleon the flawed human being. The result is a new nonfiction book, “Napoleon’s Rules: Life and Career Lessons from Bonaparte.” The book grew out of my research for my Ethan Gage adventure novels. Ethan is an…

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