David received his B.A. from Cornell and his Ph.D from Duke University. His first book, The British Working Class and Enthusiasm for War, 1914-1916, was published by Taylor & Francis in 2005. His second book, A War of Empire and Frontier: The Philippine-American War, 1899-1902, was published by Hill & Wang in 2007. His latest book, The Boxer Rebellion and the Great Game in China, 1900, is forthcoming from Hill & Wang.