A. Brad Schwartz

Princeton University

A. Brad Schwartz is a Doctoral Candidate in American History at Princeton University and the author of Broadcast Hysteria: Orson Welles’s War of the Worlds and the Art of Fake News (Hill and Wang, 2015). The book is based on groundbreaking research into the 1938 “panic broadcast” that Brad conducted as part of his senior honors thesis at the University of Michigan, where he earned his B.A. in History and Screen Arts & Cultures in 2012. He also co-wrote a 2013 episode of the PBS series American Experience about the War of the Worlds broadcast, based in part on his thesis research. With Road to Perdition creator Max Allan Collins, Brad co-authored two books about Al Capone and Eliot Ness, Scarface and the Untouchable: Al Capone, Eliot Ness, and the Battle for Chicago (William Morrow, 2018) and Eliot Ness and the Mad Butcher (William Morrow, 2020).

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