About Me

Me and an old friend at an undisclosed location last summer.
I’m Ken Ackerman and writing history has been a passion 
of mine for almost forty years, and politics an obsession since the 1960s.  To me, history has to have a purpose, to tell truth, to point direction, to provoke thought.  It has to tell a story. 

I’m especially drawn to neglected topics like the Gilded Age, 
the post-World War I Red Scare, or old ocean divers — blind 
spots in our collective memory that point to raw nerves.

When not writing, I practice law in Washington, D.C.  Before that, I held a sting of political spots on Capitol Hill (staff counsel to two different US Senate Committees) and in two Administrations (Bill Clinton's and Ronald Reagan's, an R and a D), and at a regulatory agency called the CFTC.

But enough about me. Hope you enjoy the Blog. Humor me on the attitude. –KenA

Check out my writing web site at www.KennethAckerman.com 
Check out my major books here.
Check out my articles and other scribbles here.  
Or check out some of my recent posts on Growing up in the Last Century.

And on with the Blog---