Former journalist Richard Zacks is the author of numerous non-fiction books, including History Laid Bare and the bestselling Pirate Hunter, which was chosen by Time as one of the five best non-fiction books of the year. Overall, his books have sold more than half a million copies worldwide and have been translated into Spanish, Finnish, Korean, Japanese and Chinese.
Richard was born in Savannah, Georgia but grew up in New York City. After completing Columbia's Graduate School of Journalism, he wrote a syndicated column for four years carried by the New York Daily News, Boston Globe, Dallas Morning News and many others. He lives in Pelham, New York.