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

Good News for the Holidays

Happy holidays! 2015 had its share of tragedy, absurdity, cable news pessimism and presidential candidate complaint, but compared to most of human history – or even just American history – it was a year with a lot of good news. Given what now seems to be our habitual grumpiness and…

Ethan and ISIS

History’s heavy hand is evident in the parallels between the world of my Napoleonic-era hero Ethan Gage, circa 1807, and the Islamic tumult rattling the world today. As I read about societies Ethan might explore, from Istanbul to India, similarities are plain. Just as research for “Napoleon’s Pyramids” in 1798…

A Book for Everything

Years of oddball book buying have turned my home library into a treasure hunt for titles I forget I ever had. It’s a reminder of the unsung passionate projects that authors tackle, often with little hope of fame or fortune. Scattered on three floors and five different clusters of bookshelves…

 
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