William J. Mann is a bestselling author of several books, including his most recent, The Wars of The Roosevelts: The Ruthless Rise of America’s Greatest Political Family. He won the 2015 Edgar Award for Best Fact Crime for Tinseltown: Murder, Morphine and Madness at The Dawn of Hollywood, which is being developed as a television series by Kapital Entertainment. Mann’s other books include Kate: The Woman Who Was Hepburn, called “definitive” by the Times of London and named a New York Times Notable Book; How to Be a Movie Star: Elizabeth Taylor In Hollywood; Hello Gorgeous: Becoming Barbra Streisand; And Wisecracker: The Life and Times of William Haines, winner of the Lambda Literary Award for Best Biography. He recently completed The Contender: The Story of Marlon Brando, forthcoming in 2019. Mann is also a Professor of History at Central Connecticut State University. He lives in New York and Provincetown.