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Dwight Jon Zimmerman


Dwight Jon Zimmerman is a best-selling and award-winning author, radio show host, and television and movie producer. A member of the Military Writers Society of America since 2008, he is currently the organization’s president. Prior to that he served as a board member (2006-2008). He has written more than a dozen books and 300 articles on military history. He began his career at Marvel Comics, and has written stories about most of its famous characters.

His latest works include the graphic biography Steve McQueen: Full-Throttle Cool (July 2015) and the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum Photographic Card Deck: 100 Treasures from the World’s Largest Collection of Aircraft and Spacecraft (September 2015). In 2012, Zimmerman coauthored the New York Times best-selling book, Lincoln’s Last Days, a young adult adaptation of Bill O’Reilly’s bestselling Killing Lincoln.

Zimmerman is the coauthor, with John D. Gresham, of Uncommon Valor: The Medal of Honor and the Six Warriors Who Earned It in Afghanistan and Iraq, which received the MWSA Founder’s Award in 2010.

Zimmerman was the co-executive producer of the Military Channel miniseries, First Command, based on his book of the same name. It won the 2005 Aurora Platinum Best of Show Award for Historical Programming.

Zimmerman has lectured at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and the Naval War College, and has appeared on the Fox News programs, DEFCON-3 and America’s News HQ. He lives in Brooklyn, New York, with his wife Joëlle. They have two adult children