Richard Zacks is the bestselling author of:


--Island of Vice: Theodore Roosevelt’s Quest to Clean Up Sin-Loving New York


--Pirate Coast: Thomas Jefferson, the First Marines, and the Secret Mission of 1805


--Pirate Hunter: The True Story of Captain Kidd


--An Underground Education: The Unauthorized and Outrageous Supplement to Everything You Thought You Knew


​--History Laid Bare: Love, Sex, and Perversity from the Ancient Etruscans to Warren G. Harding


His books have sold more than half a million copies worldwide and have been translated into Spanish, Korean, Chinese, Japanese and Finnish. 

His writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Atlantic, Harper’s Magazine, and many other publications. He attended the University of Michigan, Universita Italiana per Stranieri in Perugia, and the Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia University. After a few years of newspaper work, he turned to book writing. He is dedicated to who, what, where and when, and occasionally why. Born in Savannah, Georgia, he now lives in New York City.

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