Tad Tuleja

Military Culture and Its Discontents

The son of a US naval officer, Tad Tuleja is a folklorist and freelance writer whose more than thirty books include Different Drummers: Military Culture and Its Discontents American History in 100 Nutshells, The New York Public Library Book of Popular Americana, and Usable Pasts: Traditions and Group Expressions in North America. He collaborated with Eric A. Eliason on Warrior Ways: Explorations in Modern Military Folklore and with Ronald Fry on Hammerhead Six, the story of Fry’s Special Forces deployment in Afghanistan. He is the recipient of a Puffin Foundation grant for his war song cycle “Skein of Arms” and the author of the essay “Brotherhood of the Sea,” which appears in War, Literature, and the Arts.

Traditions and Group Expressions in North America

Explorations in Modern Military Folklore