Eric Burns is a former correspondent for NBC News and the TODAY Show. For ten years he was the host of the top-rated "Fox News Watch," and he has won an Emmy for media criticism. He is the author of 1920: The Year that Made the Decade Roar, Infamous Scribblers, The Spirits of America, and The Smoke of the Gods, and the latter two were named "Best of the Best" by the American Library Association. Eric lives in Westport, Connecticut.
"A thorough tour of the upheavals and events of the year when 'the Roaring Twenties first began to roar.' An entertaining and informative look at a pivotal period. Burns makes it possible to recognize the century to come in this intimate study of a single year, and the result is downright fascinating." -- Publishers Weekly (starred review) "Burns delivers history with flair and vividness." -- The Wall Street Journal "A roaring read, a thorough and thoughtful appraisal of a single year in our past and all its implications for our future." -- BookReporter "A work of genuine historical research, colorful personality, intellectual sophistication, heft, and durable interest." -- Vanity Fair "Extremely readable. Burns's vigorous narrative is rich in genuinely engaging anecdote. He so clearly appreciates history's sweep." -- The Los Angeles Times