J.D. Dickey has been writing books for 20 years, first as an author for Penguin, now as a writer of narrative nonfiction about American history, society and culture. Of his book, Rising in Flames, Harold Holzer in the Wall Street Journal wrote, "No one interested in Sherman’s March should be deprived of his lively narrative. Absolutely spellbinding." His earlier book, Empire of Mud, was a New York Times bestseller and described the troubled landscape of Washington, D.C., in the nineteenth century. He has also written articles on a broad range of historical, political and travel-related topics for newspapers and magazines, and appeared in media from C-SPAN's Book TV (in 2015 and 2018) to Public Radio International's program The Takeaway. In support of his work, he has lectured for the New York Historical Society, the Pritzker Military Museum and Library, the Atlanta History Center, and the U.S. Army War College, among other organizations. In addition to his nonfiction work, he has penned short stories for print and the web, and been featured on several literary venues. He lives in the Pacific Northwest.
J.D. Dickey is represented by Adam Chromy of Movable Type Management.
April 11, 2022
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