Books by Richard Zacks

Richard Zacks, author of the heralded The Pirate Hunter, is a graduate of the Columbia School of Journalism and a freelance journalist for Atlantic Monthly, Life, Time, and numerous other publications. He lives in New York City.

Released: April 19, 2016

"Between the dizzying sums lost and gained, Zacks offers a rollicking history perfect for Twain's countless fans."
An amusing, singular account of the world tour by the nation's most famous humorist, chased by creditors. Read full book review >
Released: March 13, 2012

"A nuanced, comprehensive portrait of unique man and the surrounding period, culture and political system."
Zacks (The Pirate Coast: Thomas Jefferson, the First Marines, and the Secret Mission of 1805, 2005, etc.) returns with a sharply focused look at Theodore Roosevelt's brief tenure as a New York City police commissioner. Read full book review >
Released: June 1, 2005

"When this sometimes slow story picks up steam, the pages sail by."
William Eaton, brash and defiant diplomat, is dispatched to Tripoli in 1805 by Thomas Jefferson to free 300 American hostages in what became the first U.S. covert mission to overthrow a foreign nation. Read full book review >
THE PIRATE HUNTER by Richard Zacks
Released: June 1, 2001

"Exciting, well told, and befitting the wild life of a pirate—even if Kidd wasn't one."
A dashingly narrated life of Captain William Kidd, freeing him of his unwarranted reputation as a notorious pirate. Read full book review >