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.

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Hitler's Holy Relics

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My Life in 8 Words

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Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Details tell the story.

Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?

A. Bobby Darin's "Beyond The Sea"; Natalie Cole's "Unforgetable"; Roland Orzabel's "Mad World" from the Donnie Darko soundtrack; K.D. Lang's "Helpless"; and the Tallis Scholars performing Allegri: Miserere

Q. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?

A. sailing in the Aegean Sea

Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?

A. Peripatetic. I keep trying to use this word in each of my books but editors keeping cutting it out.

Q. What’s your best quality?

A. I occasionally learn something from the mistakes I’ve made

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