Jacopo della Quercia
"Jacopo della Quercia" (real name Giacomo Calabria) 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, Business Insider, CNN Money, The Huffington Post, The New York Observer, Ripley's Believe It or Not!, Slate, WAMC's The Roundtable, and academic resources offered by Brigham Young University, George Mason University, and Princeton University's Electronic Bulletin of the Dante Society of America, among others.
As a writer, Jacopo strives to present otherwise exhaustive scholarly research 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 in the New York Times best-seller You Might Be A Zombie and Other Bad News, its follow-up The De-Textbook, and in the #1 Amazon best-seller Game of Thrones versus History. He was also featured in the May 2011 "Best of America" global special issue of Reader's Digest and in the Summer/Fall 2016 issue of Folger Magazine.
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 NYU, on William Shakespeare at the Mark Twain House & Museum, and on Abraham Lincoln at the New York State Museum. He is currently leading several reading and discussion programs in Albany, NY as a scholar for Humanities New York.
Jacopo's novels The Great Abraham Lincoln Pocket Watch Conspiracy and License to Quill are products of years of research and a love for adventure. He hopes you enjoy them both!
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