Jacopo della Quercia
Jacopo della Quercia is an educator and history writer perhaps best known for his more than 100 articles on the comedy website Cracked.com. His work has been featured on BBC America, CNN Money, The Huffington Post, Slate, Ripley's Believe It or Not!, Playboy's The Smoking Jacket, CBS’s Man Cave Daily, and academic resources offered by Brigham Young University, George Mason University, and Georgetown University professor John Brown's Public Diplomacy Press and Blog Review.
As a writer, Jacopo strives to present otherwise obscure scholarly subjects in a manner more easily accessible and enjoyable for all audiences: a practice he honed in the classroom throughout his career.
In print, Jacopo can be found alongside his fellow Cracked writers in the New York Times best-seller You Might Be A Zombie and Other Bad News and its follow-up The De-Textbook. He was also featured in the May 2011 "Best of America" global special issue of Reader's Digest and his article translated into more than twenty languages, including Braille.
As an academic, Jacopo has taught classes on Medieval and Renaissance history, literature, and art since 2006. He has delivered lectures on Machiavellian political psychology at institutions such as Rowan University and the Gallatin School of Individualized Study at NYU. Most recently, Jacopo had an article on the works of Dante and J. R. R. Tolkien featured in the Electronic Bulletin of the Dante Society of America, a scholarly publication offered by Princeton University.
The Great Abraham Lincoln Pocket Watch Conspiracy is Jacopo's debut novel, and it is dedicated to students and teachers of history everywhere.
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