Gerard Helferich


Gerard Helferich is the author of High Cotton: Four Seasons in the Mississippi Delta (Counterpoint, 2008), which received the 2008 Author’s Award for nonfiction from the Mississippi Library Association. His other books include Theodore Roosevelt and the Assassin: Madness, Vengeance, and the Campaign of 1912 (Lyons, 2013), Stone of Kings: In Search of the Lost Jade of the Maya (Lyons, 2012), and Humboldt’s Cosmos: Alexander von Humboldt and the Latin American Journey That Changed the Way We See the World (Gotham, 2004). A member of the National Book Critics Circle, he publishes book reviews in the Wall Street Journal.

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