Jesse Heitz is a writer and historian. He has written on a variety of topics for numerous publications, and has presented original research at domestic and international conferences. He recently published his first book, Fire Resistance in American Heavy Timber Construction: History and Preservation. Currently, he's crafting three manuscripts on military, diplomatic, and architectural history. Jesse is captivated by all things history, architecture, politics, and culture. You can follow him @JesseHeitz.