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: Crown, Commonwealth, and the Last Knights in England

(Osprey/Bloomsbury, 2025)

Osprey Publishing

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

(Osprey/Bloomsbury, 2024)

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


Smithsonian Magazine
Slate
Slate
Slate
NPR
Slate
Slate
Smithsonian Magazine

Sparta Was Much More Than an Army of Super Warriors
(Smithsonian Magazine, October 2021)

Slate

Come! Take!
(Slate, September, 2021)

Foreign Policy
The New York Times

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

The New Republic

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

The Daily Beast

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


Arrows and Bronze: The Decline of Hoplite Armor
(Ancient Warfare, 2023)

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(with Michael Livingston)
(Ancient Warfare, 2016)

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

Weapons in the Earth
(Operation: Arcana, 2015)

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

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)

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 Little Wars TV’s documentary on Pyrrhus of Epirus, which you can watch here:

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