Mark has edited a variety of texts for me over the past ten years—from blog posts for a general audience to scholarly articles and edited volumes. He is a great editor with a great sense not only for language, but also for different audiences and their needs. Mark does not hesitate to provide critical feedback and my texts have greatly benefited from this. His questions and his attention to precise wording, formatting detail, and consistency always added clarity to my prose and helped me sharpen my arguments.
Officering and War Planning in Imperial Germany
Thesis and Publications
- “Wilhelm Groener, Officering, and the Schlieffen Plan” (PhD diss., Georgetown University, 2006).
- “Bürgerliche und adlige Krieger: Zum Verhältnis zwischen sozialer Herkunft und Berufskultur im wilhelminischen Offizierkorps,” in Adel und Bürgertum in Deutschland II: Entwicklungslinien und Wendepunkte im 20. Jahrhundert, ed. Heinz Reif (Berlin: Akademie Verlag, 2001), 25–63.
- “Particularistic Traditions in a National Profession: Reflections on the Wilhelmine Army Officer Corps,” in Newsletter des Arbeitskreis Militärgeschichte e.V. 11 (2/2000): 16–18.
- “Preparing to Fight the Last War? Maybe Not,” December 17, 2016
- “A Few Notes on the History of Knowledge,” July 8, 2016
- “Who Should Groener’s Schlieffen Plan Matter To?,” March 18, 2016
- “Terence Zuber, Military History, and Culture,” December 7, 2014.
- “Not a Military Historian,” November 21, 2014.
- “Command Culture by Jörg Muth,” April 28, 2012.
- “Terence Zuber’s Image of War and the Schlieffen Plan Debate,” February 11, 2012.
- “Stumbling Upon a Dissertation Topic,” September 9, 2007.
- “Wilhelm Groener (1867–1939),” August 25, 20007.
- “Paradoxes,” July 21, 2007.
Image credit: Prussian War Academy ca, 1900 via Wikimedia Commons.