Richard Snow

Richard Snow was born in New York City and he graduated with a B.A. from Columbia College. He worked at American Heritage magazine for nearly four decades and was its editor-in-chief for seventeen years. He is the author of several books, including two novels and a volume of poetry. Snow has served as a consultant for historical motion pictures—among them Glory—and has written for documentaries, including the Burns brothers’ Civil War, and Ric Burns’s PBS film Coney Island. Most recently, he served as a consultant on Ken Burns’s World War II series, The War.

Books by this Author

Iron Dawn
I Invented the Modern Age
A Measureless Peril


The Monitor, the Merrimack, and the Civil War Sea Battle that Changed History

Historian and IRON DAWN author Richard Snow recounts the thrilling story of the naval battle that changed Civil War.