Myke Cole

Myke Cole

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Myke Cole is a fire/rescue responder in New York’s Hudson Valley. He has spent a long career in the military, intelligence, and law enforcement.


Non-Fiction (Books)

Osprey Publishing

Steel Lobsters: The Last Knights in England

(Osprey/Bloomsbury, 2024)

Osprey Publishing

The Killing Ground: A Biography of Thermopylae (with Mike Livingston)

(Osprey/Bloomsbury, 2023)

The Bronze Lie: Shattering the Myth of Spartan Warrior Supremacy

The Bronze Lie: Shattering the Myth of Spartan Warrior Supremacy

(Osprey/Bloomsbury, 2022)

Legion Versus Phalanx: The Epic Struggle for Infantry Supremacy in the Ancient World

Legion Versus Phalanx: The Epic Struggle for Infantry Supremacy in the Ancient World

(Osprey/Bloomsbury, 2017)

   

Selected Online Short Work (Fiction and Non-Fiction)


Here We Go Again With This 300 Crap. What is it with the right wing and Sparta?
(Slate, September 2022)

The Other Sparta. Fierce? Yes. Tough? You bet. But it’s time to see beyond the myth of the super-warrior
(Smithsonian Magazine, October 2021)

Come! Take! The story about the Spartans that America’s gun fringe loves the most probably didn’t even happen that way
(Slate, September, 2021)

America’s Police Prepared for the Wrong Enemy
(Foreign Policy, May 2020)

Congress Must Pass the Living Artists Act
(The New York Times, March 2020)

The Sparta Fetish is a Cultural Cancer
(The New Republic, August 2019)

How the Far Right Perverts Ancient History - And Why it Matters
(The Daily Beast, March 2019)


Novels

Sixteenth Watch

Sixteenth Watch

(Angry Robot/Watkins, 2020)

The Killing Light

The Killing Light

(Tor/Macmillan, 2019)

The Queen of Crows

The Queen of Crows

(Tor/Macmillan, 2018)

The Armored Saint

The Armored Saint

(Tor/Macmillan, 2018)

Siege Line

Siege Line

(Ace/Penguin, 2017)

Javelin Rain

Javelin Rain

(Ace/Penguin, 2016)

Gemini Cell

Gemini Cell

(Ace/Penguin, 2015)

Breach Zone

Breach Zone

(Ace/Penguin, 2014)

Fortress Frontier

Fortress Frontier

(Ace/Penguin, 2013)

Control Point

Control Point

(Ace/Penguin, 2012)

   

Selected Offline Short Work (Fiction and Non-Fiction)


End of the Antigonid Empire: 168 BC - Finding Pydna) (with Michael Livingston
(Ancient Warfare, 2020)

Should Law Enforcement Use Surveillance?(with Hamid Khan and Ken Montenegro)
(McSweeney’s, 2018)

Finding Cynoscephalae - 197 BC: Sources to Results
(Ancient Warfare, 2016)

The Paullus Monument and the Battle of Pydna: All Source Analysis
(Ancient Warfare, 2016)

Weapons in the Earth
(Operation: Arcana, 2015)

Setting the Record Straight (et al.)
(Writer’s Digest, 2015)

How to Violate Your Security Policies: Four Easy Steps on What Not to Do When Guarding Your Security Gates
(Infosecurity Professional Insights, 2013)

Art Imitates War: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
(Beyond the Wall: Exploring George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire, 2012)

A Place for Heroes
(Weird Tales, 2012)

Company Commanders: Leaders in and out of Rating
(US Coast Guard Leadership New, 2012)

Ready for the Real Thing: USCG TRACEN Cape May uses Simulation Technology to Prepare Recruits for Service
(US Coast Guard Forum, 2012)

Shouting Down the Moon
(The Best of All Flesh, 2009)

The Analyst’s Toolbox
(Journal of Counterterrorism and Homeland Security International, 2006)

The Taxonomic Obsession: Profiling as a 4GW Tactical Error
(On Point: Counterrorism Journal, 2006)

Confronting the 4th Generation Enemy
(Journal of Counterterrorism and Homeland Security International, 2005)

Meet the New War, Same as the Old War: Could 5GW Come Full Circle?
(On Point: Counterterrorism Journal, 2005)

Comic Book Warning: An Unlikely Insight into Warfare’s 5th Generation
(Small Wars Journal, 2005)

Blood and Horses
(Writers of the Future Vol. XIX, 2003)


Television


Myke starred in Contact (Discovery, 2019) and Hunted (CBS, 2017). You can see his reel here:


He also appeared on Small Wars TV’s documentary on Pyrrhus of Epirus, which you can watch here:


Other Interests


Myke is involved in and welcomes opportunities to support the following:



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