Join us on Tuesday March 21 at 7pm as we kick off the Gordon Ivester Author Series here at the Flint Memorial Library with a visit from acclaimed journalist and bestselling author Mitchell Zuckoff.
MITCHELL ZUCKOFF is the author of seven books, including:
13 Hours: The Inside Account of What Really Happened In Benghazi (2014) was co-written with the security team members who were involved in the 2012 Benghazi attack. It tells the story of the 13-hour Benghazi incident from the perspective of the security team who were involved in the fighting, without discussing later political controversies.
Frozen in Time: An Epic Story of Survival and a Modern Quest for Lost Heroes of World War II (2013) is about a US military airplane that crashed on the Greenland glacier during World War II, the subsequent hunt for the plane and Zuckoff’s own role in helping to find the plane buried in the ice decades later.
Lost in Shangri-La: A True Story of Survival, Adventure, and the Most Incredible Rescue Mission of World War II (2011) is about a US military airplane called “The Gremlin Special“, which crashed on May 13, 1945, in New Guinea, and the subsequent rescue of the survivors. Lost in Shangri-La won the Laurence L. & Thomas Winship/PEN New England Award and spent several months on The New York Times Best Seller list.
His earlier books include Robert Altman: The Oral Biography, Ponzi’s Scheme: The True Story of a Financial Legend, and Choosing Naia: A Family’s Journey. He is co-author with Dick Lehr of Judgment Ridge: The True Story Behind the Dartmouth Murders.
Zuckoff is a professor of journalism at Boston University. A New York native, Zuckoff spent two decades as a reporter, much of that time with The Boston Globe, where he was an investigative reporter and roving national correspondent. His work has also appeared in The New Yorker, Fortune, and other major magazines. During his newspaper career, he was a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize in investigative reporting, and won the Distinguished Writing Award from the American Society of Newspaper Editors and the Livingston Award.