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

Hitler's Holy Relics


My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Details tell the story.

Q. What’s your fantasy profession?

A. billionaire philanthropist

Q. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?

A. I would matriculate in the Academy at Athens and enroll in a class with Plato, with whom I would discuss such subjects as Atlantis, Egyptian history, and the nature of reality. If all the classes were full (as I would expect they would be), independent study with Socrates or Aristotle would do. Imagine the field trips we might take!

Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?

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

Q. What 3 personal qualities are most important to you?

A. a sense of humor, a sense of humor, and a sense of humor