Clayton Lust is not an easy person to pin down. Having had a previous career in the banking industry, he moved into academia in the field of history several years later. Focusing initially on military history he eventually became more interested in social and economic history. His new interest took him into issues of race and class in a way military history did not, and have allowed Mr. Lust to pursue far more interesting topics. Mr. Lust has an M.A. in history from the University of Houston and is presently completing a doctoral dissertation on the Camp Logan mutiny of 1917, which he hopes to turn into a monograph by the end of 2013.
In addition to history, Mr. Lust is an avid baseball fan. Growing up in Columbus, Ohio during the heyday of “the Big Red Machine,” he is a lifelong fan of the Cincinnati Reds, but having family in New Jersey he also became a fan of the New York Yankees early on. Somehow, he also developed an inexplicable love-affair with the Montreal Expos. While baseball will always be number one, Mr. Lust also is religious about the NFL, particularly as a long-suffering New York Jets fan.
Mr. Lust currently resides in Houston, Texas with his dog and best friend, Pugsley.