Marc Wortman will be discussing his latest book, “1941: Fighting the Shadow War: A Divided America in a World at War.” This historical work examines America’s involvement in World War II prior to the attack on Pearl Harbor and the Roosevelt Administration’s struggle for public support to enter another foreign war. A book signing will follow. (90 min.) Preregister.
Fri, Jun 24, 2:30 pm
Tue, Jun 28, 2:00 pm
West Boynton Branch
Marc Wortman’s previous narrative histories include, “The Millionaires’ Unit: The Aristocratic Flyboys Who Fought the Great War and Invented American Air Power” and “The Bonfire: The Siege and Burning of Atlanta.” An excerpt from his latest work, “1941: Fighting the Shadow War, A Divided America in a World at War,” was featured in Vanity Fair.
Recipient of Sigma Delta Chi and CASE feature writing prizes and a Daily Beast Long Reads selection, Marc has written articles on a wide range of subjects for Vanity Fair, Smithsonian, Town & Country, and many other popular and specialized publications. He was the recipient of a coveted New York Public Library Research Fellowship. His discovery of a 1918 letter documenting a long-rumored grave robbery of Geronimo’s skull by members of Skull & Bones drew worldwide press coverage. He was formerly a columnist for the New Haven Register and an editor at the Yale Alumni Magazine. He has spoken to audiences around the country and appeared on CNN, NPR, C-SPAN BookTV, History Channel, and numerous other broadcast outlets.
Marc was born in St. Louis, Missouri and grew up in the Washington, DC, area. Following college at Brown University, he received a doctorate in Comparative Literature from Princeton University. He lives with his family in New Haven, Connecticut, where he coaches youth baseball.