Gerald Posner in Miami Beach 2014

Gerald Posner in Miami Beach 2014
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Thursday, September 18, 2014


 The 'special presentation' for which I was recently interviewed, tonight on History2 at 10. Remember, some of H2's hit series include Ancient Aliens and Haunted History, so it certainly won't be your grandmother's WWII documentary 

Saturday, September 6, 2014

GOD'S BANKERS: typset pages have arrived....

In the world of publishing, progress is slow and then suddenly there's a big leap forward. Today, I got the manuscript for God's Bankers - A History of Money and Power at the Vatican for the first time in typeset pages (720, made possible because a couple of hundred pages of source notes are in a small font). For those of you not familiar with traditional publishing, this is the 'first pass on pages,' the last opportunity to do serious editing and rewriting. The next stage will be bound galleys, at which point I'm only on the outlook for typos, grammatical errors and maybe a fact that got mangled in the rewriting.

Friday, August 8, 2014

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

"Author Revealed"

My life in 8 words? Greatest fear? Motto? Fantasy profession? Advice to new writers? Pithy and fun "Author Revealed" Q&A from Simon and Schuster

It's from 2009 but the my answers would be largely the same

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Oklahoma City bombing - John Doe 2??

Got a call from a ABC radio affiliate interested in doing an interview about whether there was a John Doe 2 in the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing.

Say what?

Is there a Vatican connection?  

Turns out that I missed the other day that an attorney has finally gotten to trial in his suit against the FBI, charging they withheld a key video that supposedly showed a second suspect (

I had to pass on the interview.  Deadline anxiety.  But I did direct them to the investigation into that very question I did back in 1997 for the New Yorker.  Now it is on Kindle.  Maybe the trial can answer some of those issues that stumped me nearly 20 years ago....

Check my the long form article I wrote on Kindle in '97

Friday, July 25, 2014

New poll: remarkable drop in conspiracy view of JFK assassination

21 years ago when I published Case Closed, it felt pretty lonely saying that Oswald alone killed JFK. Almost 90% of Americans thought Oliver Stone was a historian. A new Rasmussen poll shows a remarkable sea change in how people see the assassination.

***45% think only one shooter. Only 32% think more than one assassin***

I'd like to think that Case Closed has played a role over the years in moving that opinion

The poll

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