Dark Rose: Organized Crime and Corruption in Portland, Oregon.  Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2011 (peer reviewed).

"Jimmy Carter's Lasting Cold War Legacy," The Conversation, May 2, 2019.

Introduction to "Enforcing Oregon's State Alcohol Monopoly: Recollections from the 1950s," by Warren Niete, Oregon Historical Quarterly, vol. 115, no. 1 (Spring 2014), 90.

“Organizing Portland: Organized Crime, Municipal Corruption, and the Teamsters Union,” Oregon Historical Quarterly, vol. 104, no. 3 (Fall 2003): 334-365 (peer reviewed).

Entries in Scholarly Reference Works:

“Fred Peterson (1896-1985).” The Oregon Encyclopedia.  Available online at, June 8, 2011.

"McClellan Committee." The Oregon Encyclopedia. Available at, February 10, 2009.

"Coin Machine Men of Oregon." The Oregon Encyclopedia. Available at, October 14, 2008.

“John William Coltrane.” Encyclopedia of the Great Black Migration. Stephen Reich, ed., Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press, 2006.

Academic Reviews:
Review of The Contest: The 1968 Election and the War for America's Soul, by Michael Schumacher. The Sixties: A Journal of History, Politics, and Culture, vol. 12, issue 1 (March 2019), 136-138.

Review of Seattle Justice: the Rise and Fall of the Police Payoff System in Seattle, by Christopher T. Bayley.  Pacific Northwest Quarterly, vol. 107, no. 1 (Winter 2015/16), 44-45.

Review of Bootleggers and Borders: The Paradox of Prohibition on a Canada-U.S. Borderland, by Stephen T. Moore.  Oregon Historical Quarterly, vol. 116, no. 4 (Winter 2015), 540-541.

Review of Organized Crime in Chicago: Beyond the Mafia, by Robert M. Lombardo. American Historical Review, vol. 119, no. 1 (February 2014), 195.

Review of
Multnomah: The Tumultuous Story of Oregon's Most Populous County, by Jewell Lansing and Fred Leeson. Oregon Historical Quarterly, vol. 114, no. 1 (Spring 2013), 124.

Review of
Before Seattle Rocked: A City and Its Music, by Kurt E. Armbruster.  Columbia, vol. 26, no. 2 (Summer 2012), 28.

Review of “They Are All Red Out There”: Socialist Politics in the Pacific Northwest, 1895-1925, by Jeffrey A. Johnson.  Pacific Historical Review, vol. 79, no. 2 (May 2010), 294-295.

Review of How Cities Won the West: Four Centuries of Urban Change in Western North America, by Carl Abbott.  Annals of Wyoming, Spring 2009.

Review of Reading Portland: The City in Prose, by John Trombold and Peter Donahue, Columbia, Fall 2007.

Review of Jumptown: The Golden Years of Portland Jazz, 1942-1957, by Robert Dietsche. Columbia, Spring 2006.

Review of America in the Seventies, by Beth Bailey and David Farber, ed., Pacific Historical Review, November 2005.