Sidney D. Kirkpatrick

author photo Sidney D. Kirkpatrick (born 1955) is an award-winning documentary filmmaker and a bestselling historical author. He grew up in Stony Brook, Long Island and attended Kent School, Connecticut, Hampshire College, Massachusetts and New York University.

His documentaries include: *''My Father the President'' (1982), in which Ethel Derby, second daughter of President Roosevelt, describes her childhood.

His books include:

* ''A Cast of Killers'' (pub. 1986), a non-fiction account of Hollywood director King Vidor's private attempt to solve the William Desmond Taylor murder case. * ''Turning the Tide: One Man Against the Medellin Cartel'' (with Peter Abrahams), (pub. 1991) a novelized account of a conflict which took place in the Bahamas between drug baron Carlos Lehder and an American professor Richard Novak's investigating hammerhead sharks there. * ''Lords of Sipan'' (pub. 1992), , a non-fiction account of the discovery, looting, and eventual recovery by Dr. Walter Alva of artifacts from the tombs in Sipan, Peru. * ''Edgar Cayce: An American Prophet'' (pub. 2000) , a biography of Edgar Cayce, the psychic. * ''The Revenge of Thomas Eakins'' (pub. 2006), a biography of Thomas Eakins, the artist. * ''Hitler's Holy Relics: A True Story of Nazi Plunder and the Race to Recover the Crown Jewels of the Holy Roman Empire'' (pub. 2010), , a true account of art historian-turned-Army sleuth Walter Horn's World War II investigation of Nazi plunder and Germanic mysticism. Provided by Wikipedia