Jim DeFelice

#1 Best-selling author,

screenwriter, and video game developer

Jim's latest nonfiction book, West Like Lightning, explores the history and legends of the Pony Express and the Old West, while painting a portrait of America on the eve of the Civil War. A trade paperback edition will join the hard cover in bookstores this spring.


Some interviews with NPR, NYT, CSPAN, et al

West Like Lightning preview pages

Whether as a novelist in works such as Leopards Kill, or a biographer whose work on Omar Bradley is the only full-length critical account of the general's life, Jim DeFelice has earned a reputation as one of the most entertaining and thoughtful popular writers of our time.

Perhaps best-known for his work with Chris Kyle on American Sniper, Jim has written over fifty books. Among his fifteen NY Times best-sellers are techno-thrillers, a story anthology, and several works of nonfiction.Type your paragraph here.

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Americans pulling together

I'm really proud of American Spirit, which I wrote with Taya Kyle. Like all my books, it's about heroes and people who have changed our lives.

But this book isn't about supermen or athletes or even soldiers braving enemy fire. It's about "regular" people who have made our communities better by doing extraordinary things - and ordinary things.

I hope the stories we tell here will remind people how great our country is and can be, and how important it is for all of us, no matter our beliefs and differences, to work together to improve our communities.