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Rick Beyer

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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.

Rick co-hosts the History Happy Hour livestream with Chris Anderson. It streams live every Sunday at 4PM ET on the History Happy Hour Facebook and Youtube pages

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 has written for Politico, The Hill, the History Channel Magazine, America in WWII and other publications.


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This fall, Rick will lead a brand new RevWar Tou, 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. In 2023 he will lead another Ghost Army Tour , following in the footsteps of the 23rd Headquarters Special Troops during WWII from England all the way to Germany.

updated: 4 months ago