Marc Wortman is an award-winning journalist and historian and author of 1941: Fighting the Shadow War: A Divided America in a World at War (2016, Atlantic Monthly Press; Atlantic Books in the UK); The Millionaires’ Unit: The Aristocratic Flyboys Who Fought the Great War and Invented American Air Power (2006, PublicAffairs Books; Pan Macmillan in the UK); and The Bonfire: The Siege and Burning of Atlanta (2009, PublicAffairs). Marc served as an advisor for Humanus Films’ multi-award-winning feature-length documentary, “The Millionaires’ Unit – U.S. Naval Aviators in the First World War,” which was inspired by his book.
Marc has written articles on a wide range of subjects for Vanity Fair, Smithsonian, Time/HNN, 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 the Apache Geronimo’s skull by members of Skull & Bones drew worldwide press coverage. 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 from Princeton University. He lives in New Haven, Connecticut, with his family. To learn more, go to marcwortmanbooks.com.