Rick Shenkman
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Rick Shenkman

Rick Shenkman is the editor and founder of the History News Network, the website that features articles by historians commenting on current events. He can regularly be seen on Fox News, CNN, and MSNBC. He is a New York Times best-selling author of seven history books, including "Legends, Lies & Cherished Myths of American History" and "Presidential Ambition: How the Presidents Gained Power, Kept Power and Got Things Done" (HarperCollins, 1999). His latest book is "Political Animals: How Our Stone-Age Brain Gets in the Way of Smart Politics" (Basic Books 2016). This book follows up his 2008 Amazon bestseller, "Just How Stupid Are We? Facing the Truth About the American Voter" (Basic Books). Educated at Vassar and Harvard, Mr. Shenkman is an Emmy award-winning investigative reporter and the former managing editor of KIRO-TV, the CBS affiliate in Seattle. In 1997 he was the host, writer and producer of a prime time series for The Learning Channel inspired by his books on myths. He gives lectures at colleges around the country on several topics, including American myths and presidential politics. Mr. Shenkman can be reached by email at rickshenkman@gmail.com. His other books can be found on Amazon listed under "Richard Shenkman." Go here for his resume: http://www.rickshenkman.com Go here for his Political Animals website: http://stoneagebrain.com
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