Rick Beyer is a New York Times best-selling author, an award-winning documentary producer, and a long-time history enthusiast. His independent documentary, The Ghost Army, premiered on PBS in 2013 and won a CINE Golden Eagle Award. It tells the story of an extraordinary WWII unit that used creativity and illusion to fool the Germans. He also has co-authored a bestselling book on the unit that is being developed as a Hollywood film. His most recent book, Rivals Unto Death: Hamilton and Burr, explores the three-decade rivalry that led to their infamous duel. Rick has produced numerous other documentaries and is the author of the popular Greatest Stories Never Told series of history books.
He makes numerous media appearances and frequently speaks to audiences on subjects that include innovation, filmmaking, and the quirky tales that make history come alive. He is a frequent op-ed contributor to TheHill.com, and has also written for Politico, the History Channel Magazine, America in WWII and other publications.
Rick will lead two Revolutionary War tours in 2022. Revolutionary War: Boston to Quebec is a 10-day journey across the northern theater of the Revolution that covers events from the Boston Massacre in 1770 to the Battle of Saratoga in 1777. Revolutionary War: The Road to Yorktown is an eight-day tour that covers the 1781 campaign that started in Charleston South Carolina and handed with victory in Yorktown. Both are organized by Stephen Ambrose Historical Tours.
Rick will also lead another Ghost Army Tour this year, following in the footsteps of the 23rd Headquarters Special Troops during WWII from England all the way to Germany.