For all my life I have always wanted to be an author, whether it be academically or as a creative writing pursuit. Below are the works which I have written and are published either in print, electronically, or were in newspapers and magazines or other collections. Those which are currently accessible online will have links attached to them.


Remaking the World: The American Presidency is my first independent published book which is a series of essays written during my time at Dowling College and since then proofread and updated. Five Presidents are explored in this lengthy project, including Millard Fillmore, Abraham Lincoln, Lyndon Baines Johnson, and George H.W. Bush. Throughout these essays, it is made clear that being President of the United States is challenging, and requires significant skill and character.

The People Have Spoken (with Rebecca Stirling) was a collaborative project with friend and colleague Rebecca Stirling. In this atlas, we explore an alternate universe where the United States of America is no more, instead replaced by a socialist state almost a century ago. Through beautiful maps created by Ms. Stirling, this new world is clearly illustrated through to the present day.

Articles and Letters to the Editor

Letters: Readers React to Special Counsel Mueller’s Report, April 19, 2019 (Newsday)

Short Stories and Other Works 

The Death of Hope is a short story that I wrote while a member of Raven’s Quill, a creative writing club at Dowling College. Written from the point of view of a reporter entering the fictional war-torn nation of Prevalia, it explores the ethics of reporting during a war where the stakes are high, and how powers behind the scenes impact events on the ground. It was published in the 2014 edition of The Conspiracy.

Accolades and Awards

Turtledove Awards (2013): Best Alternate History Map




About Me

Nicholas Cipollo is a historian and political activist from Long Island, New York, who has studied American history. He earned his MA in History from Long Island University and has a focus on the American homefront during the Second World War.


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