Non-fiction writer


Tony was a native of Washington, D.C., and a graduate of Brown University and Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism. He worked for many years as a newspaper reporter, first in Indiana and then during a decade overseas in Australia, Europe, Africa, and the Middle East, mainly covering wars and conflicts as a foreign correspondent for The Wall Street Journal. After returning to the U.S., he won the Pulitzer Prize for national reporting and wrote for the New Yorker  before becoming a full-time author.

 His books include the national and New York Times bestsellers, Confederates in the Attic, Blue Latitudes, Baghdad Without a Map and A Voyage Long and Strange. His book, Midnight Rising, was named a New York Times Notable Book of 2011; one of the year’s ten best books by Library Journal; and won the 2012 William Henry Seward Award for Excellence in Civil War Biography.

Tony also served as fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University, and visiting scholar at the John Carter Brown Library at Brown University.

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A huge canvas of intricate details, this thoughtful and observant work delicately navigates the long shadow of America's history.

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provocative and well worth reading

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