Thomas Fleming

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Thomas Fleming, a longtime contributor and former president of the Society of American Historians, recently published the 50th anniversary edition of his Now We Are Enemies: The Story of Bunker Hill (American History Press 2010). Born in Jersey City, NJ, Fleming served in the United States Navy before graduating with honors from Fordham University. He was admitted as an honorary member of The Society of the Cincinnati, and has also appeared  on C-SPAN, the History Channel, A&E, and PBS. Thomas Fleming’s most recently published book is A Disease in the Public Mind, A New Understanding of Why We Fought the Civil War, to be published by Da Capo Press in May, 2013. He is currently writing Washington Vs Jefferson: The Conflict That Changed America's History.

Articles by this Contributor

September 2001


February/March 2006

How a lying poseur gave America its army

Fall 2008

Steely determination enabled Eddie Rickenbacker, the World I ace pilot and president of Eastern Airlines, to survive drifting across the Pacific in a life raft.

Fall 2009

The Vivacious Sally Fairfax stole the young man’s heart long before he met Martha

Winter 2009

Speculators caused a stock market crash in 1792, forcing the federal government to bail out New York bankers— and the nation

Spring 2010

The 70-year-old statesman lived the high life in Paris and pulled off a diplomatic miracle

Fall 2010

An impetuous and sometimes corrupt Congress has often hamstrung the efforts of the president since the earliest days of the Republic

Spring 2011

Strict codes of conduct marked the relationships of early American Politicians, often leading to duels, brawls, and other—sometimes fatal—violence