Mark Stoneman is a first-class editor, as I had the chance to observe closely when he edited a set of thirty-six blog posts written by a very international set of graduate students, postdocs, and faculty for a conference. By the time he finished editing the essays, each one was an exemplar of accessible scholarship. We were working under a tight deadline, and I appreciated Mark’s calm, wry demeanor as well as his timeliness. I recommend him without hesitation.
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.