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Dan Bolger

Assistant Teaching Professor

School of Public and International Affairs

Department of History

Caldwell Hall NA


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


(Draft course) HI 339 The Russian Empire

Office Hours

  • Mon: 8:30 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.
  • Wed: 8:30 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.
  • Fri: 8:30 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.

Research Publications

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.


B.A. History The Citadel 1978

M.A. Russian History University of Chicago 1986

Ph.D. Russian History University of Chicago 1986

Area(s) of Expertise

Military history, Russian history, Cold War history, Courses: 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