Michael Ennis

Michael Ennis has been a regular contributor to Texas Monthly since 1977. He is the New York Times best-selling author of the historical novels The Malice of Fortune, Duchess of Milan, and Byzantium, which have been published worldwide. He earned his degree in history from the University of California, Berkeley; taught art history at the University of Texas, Austin; and is a former John D. Rockefeller III Foundation Fellow. His nonfiction writing, on subjects ranging from military preparedness and national politics to art and architecture, has won several national awards; been included in the curriculum of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point; and has been published in a number of books and anthologies as well as magazines such as Esquire, ARTnews, and Architectural Digest.

Stories

The Plane the Pentagon Couldn’t Stop

West of Forth Worth, General Dynamics builds the F-16, a good little fighter plane that could have been great if the Air Force brass had kept their hands off it.

The Plane the Pentagon Couldn’t Stop

West of Forth Worth, General Dynamics builds the F-16, a good little fighter plane that could have been great if the Air Force brass had kept their hands off it.

Rags to Riches

When buyers and sellers converge on Dallas’s
Apparel Mart for a week-long orgy of fashionable
commerce, high style and discriminating taste confront the
cold reality of the bottom line.

Rags to Riches

When buyers and sellers converge on Dallas’s
Apparel Mart for a week-long orgy of fashionable
commerce, high style and discriminating taste confront the
cold reality of the bottom line.

The $38,000 a Year, Wife and Two Kids, House and a Pool Blues

Is inflation deflating your standard of living? You are not alone.

What Do These Rugged Texas He-Men Have in Common?

They are the latest arrivals on the sexual frontier: the New Gay Macho Men.

Would You Pay $2.5 Million for That Painting?

The Iceberg is the most expensive American painting in history, but it is also the center of an art-world mystery with a trail leading from an English boys’ school to a Dallas millionaire.

The Man Who Built River Oaks

Architect John Staub, the forgotten genius of River Oaks, transformed a few nondescript Houston streets into Millionaire’s Row.

The Man Who Built River Oaks

Architect John Staub, the forgotten genius of River Oaks, transformed a few nondescript Houston streets into Millionaire’s Row.

Making It

Six Texas artisans are busy putting the craft back in craftsmanship.

Making It

Six Texas artisans are busy putting the craft back in craftsmanship.

Doing What Comes Naturally/Design

A lifelong aversion to sleek steel high rises and modern fads has made O’Neil Ford the grand old maverick of Texas architecture.

Doing What Comes Naturally/Design

A lifelong aversion to sleek steel high rises and modern fads has made O’Neil Ford the grand old maverick of Texas architecture.

Pages