Tom Glenn has worked as an undercover agent, a musician, a linguist (seven languages), a cryptologist, a government executive, a caregiver for the dying, and, always, a writer. Many of his prize-winning stories came from the 13 years he shuttled between the U.S. and Vietnam on covert signals intelligence assignments before being rescued under fire when Saigon fell. With a doctorate in public administration, he toured the country lecturing on leadership and was named dean of the Management Department at the National Cryptologic School. His writing is haunted by his five years of work with AIDS patients, two years of helping the homeless, and seven years of caring for the dying in the hospice system. His Vietnam novel-in-stories, Friendly Casualties, is now available on Amazon.com. His article describing the fall of Saigon and his role in it was published in the Baltimore Post-Examiner in 2013. Apprentice House of Baltimore brought out his novel No-Accounts in 2014. His newest novel, The Trion Syndrome, will be published by Apprentice House in late 2014 or early 2015.
47 entries by Tom Glenn
Raven Rock: The Story of the U.S. Government’s Secret Plan to Save Itself — While the Rest of Us Die
By Garrett M. Graff
An encyclopedic assessment of how the feds would weather the apocalypse.
By J.M. Graham
An action-packed story that peers into the culture of Marine combat.
By Christopher Goscha
In this compelling account of the country, culture (not war) takes priority.
By Matti Friedman
Looking back at combat: Was it worth it?
By Joshua Hammer
The triumph of art and literature over Al Qaeda
By Brian Doyle
An unorthodox fictional celebration of a great city
By Travis Mulhauser
A flawed but captivating tale of bravery and loss set in a fictional Michigan town.
By Douglas Waller
A well-researched, accessible account of America's foremost spymasters.
By Joby Warrick
A journalistic, sometimes gruesome look at a nascent movement's reign of terror.
By David E. Hoffman
Meticulous research and the author's studied neutrality lend authenticity to this saga of Soviet-era intel.
An unflinching look at the true cost of battlefield bloodshed.
Radio-news reporter Dave Haggard tangles with Middle-Eastern terrorists as they set out to blow up Nationals Park in Washington, DC, during a sold-out baseball game.
Disfigured during combat in Vietnam, Robert Timberg transformed his life by becoming a distinguished journalist.
“Nobody’s going to outwork me.” Through sheer determination and hard work, Jim Webb excelled as a Marine, a U.S. Senator, and a bestselling author.
Tom Sileo and Col. Tom Manion
A Navy SEAL and a Marine who were Naval Academy roommates become brothers in death as well as in life when buried side by side in Arlington National Cemetery.
A soldier-diplomat bears witness to atrocities beyond imagination
A commanding history of the longest battle of the Vietnam War presents the questions that history cannot answer.
Home after their deployments, the men of the 2-16 Infantry Battalion struggle with their day-to-day lives in this moving and graphic follow-up to The Good Soldiers.
Two very different books on opera feature the career of a once-leading baritone and the life of Richard Wagner.
The horror of war and its traumatic aftermath are the transfixing center of the author’s first novel.
In a novel stuffed with characters and strange events from history, an accomplished forger struggles to discover who he really is.
A thoughtful biography examines the career of the man who did everything “by the book,” but never quite understood the biggest enemy he came up against.
John L. Locke
A look at the biological evidence behind miscommunication between members of the opposite sex.
From a prize-winning writer, a study of two geniuses who, together, have probably done more to shape modern theater than any other.
Andrew Imbrie Dayton and Elahe Talieh Dayton
Three generations of an Iranian family struggle to survive and prosper in the midst of their country’s bloody history.
For the reviewer, this masterful novel of Vietnam stirred up memories all too real.
Coming to terms with the gruesome truth of combat, by a veteran of Vietnam.
Easing into the art of "drama by means of music."
A detailed look at some FBI operations designed to thwart Chinese espionage against the United States.
Bob Drury and Tom Clavin
The harrowing story of how 11 Marines, doing their jobs, oversaw the escape of thousands from the U.S. Embassy in Saigon.
Antics of two Marine helicopter pilots fill this Vietnam novel written by a Marine pilot who served in Vietnam.
The spymaster who created the OSS and modern American espionage: a story of bravado in early shadow warfare.