Sidney Kirkpatrick

Sidney Kirkpatrick is an award-winning filmmaker and international best-selling author. His critically acclaimed non-fiction books include A CAST OF KILLERS, TURNING THE TIDE, LORDS OF SIPAN, EDGAR CAYCE: AN AMERICAN PROPHET, and THE REVENGE OF THOMAS EAKINS. His documentary film, MY FATHER THE PRESIDENT, about Theodore Roosevelt as seen through the eyes of his daughter, Ethel Roosevelt Derby, was a winner at the American Film Festival. HBO, the History Channel, the Discovery Channel, and the A & E Television Networks have all featured his work. Biographical profiles of Kirkpatrick have appeared in The New York Times, Time magazine, The New Yorker, and Playboy.  He is a graduate of Hampshire College and New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. He lives in Stony Brook, New York.

Books by this Author

From Paris to Stalingrad, the Nazis systematically plundered all manner of art and antiquities. But the first and most valuable treasures they looted were the Crown Jewels of the Holy Roman Empire. In Hitler’s Holy Relics, bestselling author Sidney Kirkpatrick tells the riveting and never-before-told true story of how an American college professor turned Army sleuth recovered these cherished symbols of Hitler’s Thousand-Year Reich before they could become a rallying point in the...

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Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Details tell the story.

Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?

A. ball room dancing. Arthur Murray helped, but it wasn't enough.

Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?

A. Medea, from Greek mythology. (I'm fortunate to be married to my own Medea).

Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?

A. Discovering evidence of Atlantis on a remote Bahamian island, accompanied by my wife, son-in-law, and our four children.

Q. What trait is most noticeable about you?

A. I am an inveterate snoop – have been since I was toddler.

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