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Dwight Jon Zimmerman

DWIGHT JON ZIMMERMAN is a bestselling and award-winning author, radio host, and president of the Military Writers Society of America.

Zimmerman is the bestselling co-author of the #1 New York Times bestselling book, Lincoln’s Last Days, a young adult adaptation of Bill O’Reilly’s New York Times #1 bestselling history Killing Lincoln.

Zimmerman is the host of “At Ease,” a monthly hour-long program about authors and their projects for Veterans Radio Network.

Zimmerman is also the author of a series of World War II 70th anniversary articles for the Defense Media Network website that chronologically recounts that conflict. He has written more than two hundred articles on a variety of military subjects for its parent company Faircount Media.

Zimmerman’s other award winning and critically acclaimed books include:

• The Hammer and the Anvil: Frederick Douglass, Abraham Lincoln and the End of Slavery in America, a graphic biography drawn by Wayne Vansant
• Saga of the Sioux the authorized adaptation of Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee by Dee Brown, 2012 Grand Prize, Stars & Flags Book Awards, Gold Medal Young Adult Non-Fiction Military Writers Society of America
• Uncommon Valor: The Medal of Honor and the Six Warriors Who Earned It in Afghanistan and Iraq (co-author with John D. Gresham), 2010 Founder’s Award Military Writers Society of America, the organization’s highest honor
• The Vietnam War: A Graphic History with art by Wayne Vansant, Gold Medal Graphic History Military Writers Society of America, Gold Medal Young Adult Non-Fiction Stars & Flags
• Beyond Hell and Back: How America’s Special Operations Forces became the World’s Greatest Fighting Unit (co-author with John D. Gresham)
• Tecumseh: Shooting Star of the Shawnee
• The Book of War, Gold Medal Reference Military Writers Society of America
• The Book of Weapons
• First Command: Paths to Leadership, Gold Medal Young Adult Non-Fiction Branson Stars & Flags; the Military Channel miniseries won the Platinum Aurora award for best show in its category

Zimmerman has lectured at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and the Naval War College, and has appeared on the FOX programs DEFCON-3 hosted by K.T. McFarland, and AMERICA NEWS HQ discussing military subjects.

Zimmerman lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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