I'm a long-time freelance journalist-author whose work has appeared in The Washington Post Magazine, New York Times Magazine, Sports Illustrated, Smithsonian, Travel & Leisure and other publications; also a former staff features writer at The Baltimore Sun and a contributing editor at George magazine during John Kennedy's tenure.
My first book, Color Blind: The Forgotten Team that Broke Baseball's Color Line, was released by Grove/Atlantic in 2013. Booklist named it one of the year's Top Ten sport books. My latest, White Knights in the Black Orchestra, was published in fall 2022 by Hachette Book Group.
White Knights in the Black Orchestra
Narrative nonfiction about a small group of government, military, and civilian conspirators active in Nazi Germany before and during World War II, including Pastor Dietrich Bonhoeffer and his brother-in-law, Hans von Dohnanyi, an attorney with the military intelligence service.
Color Blind; The Forgotten Team that Broke Baseball's Color Line2013
Awards and Recognition
- National Endowment for the Humanities "Public Scholar", 2018