Gregg Jones is a Pulitzer Prize-finalist foreign correspondent and investigative journalist and the author of three nonfiction books: 'Last Stand at Khe Sanh' (Da Capo, 2014), which received the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation 's 2015 General Wallace M. Greene Jr. Award for distinguished nonfiction; Honor in the Dust (NAL/Penguin, 2012), an editor's choice of the New York Times Sunday Book Review; and 'Red Revolution' (Westview, 1989), praised by James Fallows in The Atlantic as a work of "prodigious, often brave reporting" and "an engrossing and highly informative book." Jones was based in Southeast Asia for ten years and reported on the fall of the Taliban and the beginning of the U.S. war in Afghanistan in 2001-02. He has covered civil wars, insurgencies, revolutions and other historic news events on five continents. His work has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, The Guardian, Dallas Morning News, Boston Globe and other U.S., British, Australian and Italian newspapers and magazines. He lives in Texas with his wife, Ali, a former journalist who now teaches elementary school special education students.
Honor in the Dust: Theodore Roosevelt, War in the Philippines, and the Rise and Fall of America's Imperial Dream
On the eve of a new century, Theodore Roosevelt set out to transform the U.S. into a major world power. The Spanish-American War would forever change America's standing in global affairs, and drive the young nation into its own imperial showdown in the Philippines.
From Admiral George Dewey's legendary naval victory in Manila Bay to the Rough Riders' heroic charge up San Juan Hill, from Roosevelt's rise to the presidency to charges of U.S. military misconduct in the Philippines, Honor in the Dust brilliantly captures America's rise to the world stage, and its loss of innocence in a brutal war with Filipino nationalists.
Last Stand at Khe Sanh2014
Red Revolution: Inside the Philippine Guerrilla Movement1989
Awards and Recognition
- 2015 General Wallace M. Greene Jr. Award for Distinguished Nonfiction (Marine Corps Heritage Foundation)