Marc Wortman

Marc Wortman is an independent historian, an award-winning freelance journalist, and the author of two previous books, 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.



Engrossing... an absorbing world-wide epic... Wortman's brisk narrative takes us across nations and oceans with a propulsive vigor that speeds the book along like a good thriller.
Wall Street Journal

1941 has the sweep and intimacy of an epic novel and the pace of a military thriller.Debby Applegate
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for THE MOST FAMOUS MAN IN AMERICA

Like the rumble of thunder before a storm, Marc Wortman's 1941 creates a mesmerizing sense of ominous and terrifying foreboding. This is the fascinating story of the global war that most Americans know almost nothing aboutNathaniel Philbrick
Bestselling author of IN THE HEART OF THE SEA

Told with such verve and delightful panachePaul Kennedy
J. Richardson Dilworth Professor of History at Yale University