Andrew has written the first biography on Gen. John Shalikashvili, chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff (1993–1997).

In 8 years of research he traveled over 30,000 miles to 30 cities, 12 states, 3 countries, and 2 continents; accessed 2 restricted Shalikashvili archives; and interviewed well over 300 people, from Shalikashvili and his family and childhood friends to President Bill Clinton, Gen. Colin Powell, Sec. of Defense William Perry, Sec. of State Madeleine Albright, and other leaders from the 1990s.

His research was partially funded by a George Marshall Foundation Baruch Fellowship Award. In both 2014 and 2016 he was one of three finalists for the Biographer International Organization's (BIO) Hazel Rowley Prize for best proposal for a first biography. "Boy on the Bridge" won the best historical biography and was a finalist in the military nonfiction in the 14th annual National Indie Excellence Awards; earned an honorable mention for War & Military titles and was a finalist in the biography category for the 2019 Foreword Review Indies prizes, and was a finalist in the 2019 American Bookfest Awards.

Andrew holds a PhD in Political Science from Brown University (2002), an MA in Law and Diplomacy from Tufts University's Fletcher School (1994), and a BA in East Asian Studies from Middlebury College (1990).

He lived in Taiwan for 8 years, and was editor of Issues & Studies, a social science quarterly on China, Taiwan, and East Asian affairs.

After returning to the United States he was founding editor of Asia Policy, a peer-reviewed journal of the National Bureau of Asian Research, and edited NBR's Strategic Asia series.

He currently serves as Outreach Editor for the Taiwan Journal of Democracy and is a reviewer for the Washington Independent Review of Books. He is also a member of both Biographer's International Organization and the Authors Guild.

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Andrew has spoken about his book and Gen. Shalikashvili's American success story and leadership style at various public events:       

Book Talks

His broadcast media appearances about the Boy on the Bridge include:

Broadcast Media




Andrew has been interviewed in print about his Shalikashvili biography:

Q & A's

Drawing on Gen. Shalikashvili's life lessons, Andrew has penned takeaways for various print publications:

Op Eds and Articles

-   Looking to hire a top-notch CEO? Think retired military   -

-   Why 1st and 2nd generation Americans are great patriots   -

Andrew has also written reviews for the Washington Independent Review of Books:

Book Reviews

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"How does a Jewish kid from Brooklyn wind up sharing a foxhole with a pig farmer from Tennessee?"


He has also interviewed others he has met in the course of writing the book:

Boy on the Bridge has been reviewed by:

"I was the only woman on a ship filled with 3,700 men."


"One of the Army's most confounding leaders" - Lt. Gen. "Ned" Almond and Racism

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Andrew Marble on Gen. John Shalikashvili

"A devilish grin; a devilish mind"

Author Andrew Marble's inteview with WWII liaison pilot Maj. Paul Harrington

"I learned to pray a lot while flying"

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Andrew's Book Talks, Book Reviews, Media Appearances, and Other Writings