Marc Wortman is an independent historian and freelance journalist. His most recent book, 1941: Fighting the Shadow War, A Divided America in a World at War, appeared in April 2016. He is also the author of The Millionaires’ Unit: The Aristocratic Flyboys Who Fought the Great War and Invented American Air Power (inspiration for Humanus Films’ prize-winning feature-length documentary, “The Millionaires’ Unit – U.S. Naval Aviators in the First World War”), and The Bonfire: The Siege and Burning of Atlanta.
An award-winning freelance journalist, Marc has written for many popular publications, including Vanity Fair, Smithsonian, and Town & Country, and frequently contributes reviews and essays on the Daily Beast. He has spoken to audiences around the country and has appeared on CNN, NPR, C-SPAN BookTV, History Channel, and other broadcast outlets.
Following college at Brown University, he received a doctorate from Princeton University. He and his family live in New Haven.
The Millionaire’s Unit: The Aristocratic Flyboys Who Fought the Great War and Invented American Air Power
The Bonfire: The Seige and burning of Atlanta
1941: fighting the Shadow War: A Divided America in a World at War