Daniel Patrick Bolger

Assistant Teaching Professor

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Prior to teaching history at N.C. State University, I served 35 years in the U.S. Army.

Teaching and Research Interests

Military history

Russian history

Cold War history


HI 335 The World at War

HI 337 Spy vs. Spy:  Cold War Intelligence

HI 338  Soviet Russia

HI 451 The Vietnam War

HI 498  Individual Study

LPS 400 Military Leadership


(Draft course) HI 339 The Russian Empire


The Panzer Killers: The Untold Story of a Fighting General and His Spearhead Tank Division’s Charge into the Third Reich. New York City, New York: Dutton Caliber (Penguin Random House LLC), 2020.

Our Year of War: Two Brothers, Vietnam, and a Nation Divided. New York City, New York: Da Capo Press, 2017.

Why We Lost:  A General's Inside Account of the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars.  New York City, New York:  Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2014

Death Ground: Today's American Infantry in Battle.  Novato, California:  Presidio Press, 2000.

The Battle for Hunger Hill: The 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment at the Joint Readiness Training Center.  Novato, California:  Presidio Press, 1997.

Savage Peace: Americans at War in the 1990s.  Novato, California:  Presidio Press, 1995.

Leavenworth Papers Number 19: Scenes from an Unfinished War: Low-Intensity Conflict in Korea, 1966-1969.  Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, Combat Studies Institute, 1991.

Feast of Bones: A Novel.  Novato, California:  Presidio Press, 1990.

Americans at War 1975-1986: An Era of Violent Peace.  Novato, California:  Presidio Press, 1988.


Dragons at War:  2-34th Infantry in the Mojave.  Novato, California:  Presidio Press, 1986.


  • BA in History from The Citadel, 1978
  • MA in Russian History from University of Chicago, 1986
  • PhD in Russian History from University of Chicago, 1986