The Quest for Oil
My Life in 8 Words
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. Follow your interests.
Q. What’s your greatest fear?
A. Not being able to research and write history in a warm climate.
Q. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?
A. To Napoleon: "Have you packed your winter boots?"
Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?
Q. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?
A. In Europe, preferably in the Mediterranean.