For Want of a Gun: The Sherman Tank Scandal of WWII book cover Schiffer Publishing

Other Published Works

As well as "For Want Of A Gun," Christian's published books include volumes on the M1 Abrams tank and the Bradley CFV/IFV. His next books will feature the HMMWV ("Humvee,") and the M60 Patton tank. 


His writing experience for newspapers, magazines, books, encyclopedias, and CD-ROMs includes cover and Page A1 stories for the Washington Times, Philadelphia Inquirer, and METRO newspapers, The American Legion Magazine, Main Line Today and Philadelphia Style magazines, The Dictionary of American History, etc. 

“Battle Stations: America’s Military History Is On Vivid Display at Sites throughout the Region.” Five-page cover story reviewing eight Philadelphia-area military history museums. Cover, Weekend Section, The Philadelphia Inquirer.


“Chosin Experience Ensures Veterans Will Never Forget ‘The Forgotten War.’” Originally a daily magazine cover story on Korean War Marine veterans; promoted to Page A1 (front page, above the fold) as lead story for Memorial Day, The Washington Times.


“Hope Floats: The Proud Past of Philadelphia’s Ghost Ship." The story behind the SS United States, the largest, fastest, and safest ocean liner ever built, and efforts to restore her to her former glory.  Centerfold feature article, METRO newspaper. 

“WWII Pilot Flies B-17 Bomber Again.” Cover story and centerfold, Metropolitan Times magazine.Flew with a World War Two bomber pilot in a B-17 Flying Fortress- his first flight since he bailed out of one over Switzerland in 1943.


“Gabreski Is Country’s Top Gun.” Extensive interview with America’s top fighter ace, the late Colonel Francis “Gabby” Gabreski of World War Two and Korean War fame, to coincide with his lecture at the National Air & Space Museum. Cover, Saturday Features Section, The Washington Times.


“The Rough Riders.” Feature article on the Battle of San Juan Hill depecited in the epic TNT miniseries on Theodore Roosevelt, plus a separate interview with a historical consultant and military trainer to the actors. Sunday Arts Section, The Washington Times.


Contributor, The Dictionary of American History (Charles Scribner’s Sons, publisher).

“Winnie Davis: Sweetheart of the Confederacy.” Feature article on President Davis’ idolized daughter. Civil War Page, The Washington Times.


"Off to War in the Baltimore Whore." Christian's  four-part story on WWII combat pilot COL Angelo Aquaro (455th Bomb Squadron, 323rd Bomb Group, 9th Air Force), who flew the controversial B-26 Marauder bomber, was well-recieved by readers of WAR STORIES, the magazine of the Eighth Air Force Historical Society, National Capital Area Chapter.  An excerpt was selected for inclusion in the hardcover book "The Best of War Stories." To Christian, the honor was all the more impressive in that he was the only non-WWII Veteran included in this book of Air Corps' Veterans' stories, at their insistance.