Marc Wortman is the author of The Millionaires' Unit: The Aristocratic Flyboys Who Fought the Great War and Invented American Air Power (2006) and The Bonfire: The Siege and Burning of Atlanta (2009), both published by PublicAffairs Books. Working Title Films optioned The Millionaires' Unit for development as a feature motion picture. It is the basis for a documentary in production by Humanus Films (www.millionairesunit.org). Writing in The Wall Street Journal, the late novelist Louis Auchincloss praised The Millionaires’ Unit for its “fascinating detail … [and] vivid, hair-raising, and sometimes horrifying accounts of individual dogfights and crashes.” Emory University historian Michael A. Elliott wrote in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that The Bonfire is “more complicated, but no less dramatic, than anything that came from Margaret Mitchell’s pen…a gripping read.”
Recipient of Sigma Delta Chi and CASE feature writing awards as a freelance journalist, Marc has written feature articles on a wide range of subjects for Vanity Fair, Town & Country, Technology Review, and other popular and specialized publications. He is a Contributing Writer for Start-Up. Along the way, he was also 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, CPTV, GPB, and many other radio and television outlets. Marc was born in St. Louis 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 with his wife and two children.
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