VJ Books Presents Author Josh Mensch!
Josh Mensch is a New York Times bestselling author and documentary television producer with a focus on American history and culture. He is coauthor with Brad Meltzer of two acclaimed books about American history: the New York Times #2 nonfiction bestseller The First Conspiracy: The Secret Plot to Kill George Washington (Flatiron Books, 2019), about a an assassination plot against George Washington at the start of the Revolutionary war; and the New York Times #6 nonfiction bestseller The Lincoln Conspiracy: The Secret Plot to Kill America’s 16th President—and Why it Failed (Flatiron Books, 2020), about an early plot to assassinate Abraham Lincoln before his first inauguration.
Both The First Conspiracy and The Lincoln Conspiracy received widespread critical praise and were nominated as finalists for the Goodreads People’s Choice Awards in the history & biography category.
In addition to writing books, Josh has been a documentary television showrunner, writer, director, and producer. He has created a wide variety of historical, cultural, and journalistic programming for the most prominent nonfiction networks including the History Channel, PBS, National Geographic, Discovery and others. Josh currently lives in Brooklyn, New York, with his wife and two children.