James R Chiles

James R. Chiles began writing about technology and history while a student at the University of Texas Law School. His first piece was a 1979 "Texas Monthly" article on the Pantex nuclear weapons assembly plant in Amarillo, Texas. He began writing features for "Smithsonian" in 1983, and since that time has published features and cover stories there and in "Audubon, Air & Space, Harvard" magazine, and "American Heritage of Invention & Technology". He lives in Minnesota.