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Gerald Posner


Investigative journalist & NY Times Bestselling author of many books including, Case Closed, Why America Slept and God's Bankers.

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Praise for Gerald Posner...

  • “Gerald Posner is one of the most resourceful investigators I have encountered in thirty years of journalism.”

    –John Martin, ABC News


  • “Posner, a former Wall Street lawyer, demolishes myths through a meticulous re-examination of the facts.”

    –Chicago Tribune


Gerald Posner: Speech Topics


① The Vatican Bank and the Third Reich: The Money Connection of the Catholic Church and the Holocaust


② The Future of Investigative Journalism in a Twitter World



Gerald Posner: Books


God's Bankers: A History of Money and Power at the Vatican

A deeply reported, fast-paced exposé of the money and the cardinals-turned-financiers at the heart of the Vatican—the world’s biggest, most powerful religious institution—from an acclaimed journalist with “exhaustive research techniques” (The New York Times) … ➡︎

Miami Babylon: Crime, Wealth, and Power--A Dispatch from the Beach


Here, in all its neon-colored, cocaine-fueled glory, is the never-before-told story of the making of Miami Beach … ➡︎
Secrets of the Kingdom: The Inside Story of the Saudi-U.S. Connection

The result of an intensive two-year investigation, Secrets of the Kingdom penetrates the innermost layers of the shielded House of Saud and presents indisputable evidence of complicity and deceit at the highest levels … ➡︎
Why America Slept: The Failure to Prevent 9/11

Since 9/11, one important question has persisted: What was really going on behind the scenes with intelligence services and government leaders during the time preceding that terrible day? … ➡︎
Killing the Dream: James Earl Ray and the Assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr.

In the three decades since April 4, 1968, when Martin Luther King, Jr., was shot to death in Memphis, scores of books and articles have questioned whether James Earl Ray, King's killer, acted alone or was part of a larger conspiracy … ➡︎
Motown: Music, Money, Sex, and Power

Set against the civil rights movement, the decay of America’s northern industrial cities, and the social upheaval of the 1960s, Motown is a tale of the incredible entrepreneurship of Berry Gordy … ➡︎
Citizen Perot

Citizen Perot is an absorbing examination of a man who has become an American icon … ➡︎
Case Closed: Lee Harvey Oswald and the Assassination of JFK

Case Closed remains the classic account against which all books about JFK’s death must be measured … ➡︎

Gerald Posner: Bio



      

Gerald Posner was one of the youngest attorneys (23) ever hired by Cravath, Swaine & Moore. A Political Science major, Posner was a Phi Beta Kappa and Summa Cum Laude graduate of the University of California at Berkeley (1975), where he was also a national debating champion, winner of the Meiklejohn Award. At Hastings Law School (1978), he was an Honors Graduate and served as the Associate Executive Editor for the Law Review. Of Counsel to Posner & Ferrara, the New York law firm he cofounded, he is a member of the NY and DC bars as well as the International Criminal Court. He is a New York Times best selling author of many books, including Case Closed, Why America Slept and God's Bankers.

In the past, he was a regular panelist on HistoryCENTER, the History Channel’s Sunday current events program. He has been a freelance writer for many news magazines, and a regular contributor to NBC, the History Channel, CNN, FOX News, CBS, and MSNBC. In 2009 he was the Chief Investigative Reporter for The Daily Beast. A former member of the National Advisory Board of the National Writers Union, Posner is a member of the Authors Guild, PEN, The Committee to Protect Journalists, and Phi Beta Kappa. He is a regular lecturer about investigative journalism. His wife, author Trisha Posner, works with him on all his projects.

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GERALD POSNER


Investigative journalist & NY Times Bestselling author of many books including, Case Closed, Why America Slept and God's Bankers.

SPEECH TOPICS

① The Vatican Bank and the Third Reich: The Money Connection of the Catholic Church and the Holocaust

② The Future of Investigative Journalism in a Twitter World

BOOKS




BIO


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Gerald Posner was one of the youngest attorneys (23) ever hired by Cravath, Swaine & Moore. A Political Science major, Posner was a Phi Beta Kappa and Summa Cum Laude graduate of the University of California at Berkeley (1975), where he was also a national debating champion, winner of the Meiklejohn Award. At Hastings Law School (1978), he was an Honors Graduate and served as the Associate Executive Editor for the Law Review. Of Counsel to Posner & Ferrara, the New York law firm he cofounded, he is a member of the NY and DC bars as well as the International Criminal Court. He is a New York Times best selling author of many books, including Case Closed, Why America Slept and God's Bankers.

In the past, he was a regular panelist on HistoryCENTER, the History Channel’s Sunday current events program. He has been a freelance writer for many news magazines, and a regular contributor to NBC, the History Channel, CNN, FOX News, CBS, and MSNBC. In 2009 he was the Chief Investigative Reporter for The Daily Beast. A former member of the National Advisory Board of the National Writers Union, Posner is a member of the Authors Guild, PEN, The Committee to Protect Journalists, and Phi Beta Kappa. He is a regular lecturer about investigative journalism. His wife, author Trisha Posner, works with him on all his projects.


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