Bryan Dumas is a freelance writer, reviews editor (Historical Novels Review), book reviewer (Publishers Weekly and Historical Novels Review), and teacher. His work has appeared in Publishers WeeklyHistorical Novels ReviewAmerican Survival Guide, and Survivor’s Edge magazines. He is a self-described history nerd, with a B.A. and M.A. in US History, and an outdoor enthusiast who once hitchhiked across Alaska and the Yukon just to see Jack London’s cabin in Dawson City. He lives in Colorado with his amazing wife, son who says no a lot, and neurotic dog.

You can visit and follow his blog, From The Kitchen Cabinet, for his look at history, politics, and society in general. You can also find him on Facebook and on Twitter.


“I am truly delighted and fully agree with it. The story is marvelously written, it corresponds to the experience I passed through and what I felt during those terrible days, and I also like the way you have included passages from the book.”–Juliane Koepcke