Curt Foxley is a PhD student studying the Cold War, the American West, and the Environment. His dissertation project is a comprehensive history of the Cold War and the American West. Curt is especially interested in how the military-industrial complex changed the West economically and environmentally. His other historical interests include the creation and use of the Atomic Bomb and Pacific World History. Curt has presented his work at several local, regional, and national conferences, and is currently working on publishing several articles. He also serves as the Western Historical Quarterly’s editorial fellow. Curt received his Bachelor’s degree in Education from the University of Minnesota in 2011, and his Master’s degree in History from the University of Oklahoma in 2016. When he is not reading and writing history, Curt enjoys fishing in the Gulf of Mexico and reading Ernest Hemingway.