New York Times Best-Selling Author, J.D., PhD, All-around Swell Guy

About Kevin R. C. Gutzman

Kevin R. C. Gutzman is the New York Times best-selling author of five books, including the forthcoming Thomas Jefferson—Revolutionary: A Radical’s Struggle to Remake America.  Gutzman is Professor and Chairman in the Department of History at Western Connecticut State University, and he holds a bachelor’s degree, a master of public affairs degree, and a law degree from the University of Texas at Austin, as well as an MA and a PhD in American history from the University of Virginia. He is also a faculty member at

Dr. Gutzman's first book was the New York Times best-seller The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Constitution, which is still selling consistently nearly ten years since its initial publication. It is unique in joining the fruits of the latest scholarship and a very readable presentation to a distinctly Jeffersonian point of view. It was a Main Selection of the Conservative Book Club. His second book, Virginia’s American Revolution: From Dominion to Republic, 1776-1840, explores the issue what the Revolutionaries made of the Revolution in Thomas Jefferson’s home state. After that, he co-authored Who Killed the Constitution? The Federal Government vs. American Liberty from World War I to Barack Obama with New York Times best-selling author Thomas E. Woods, Jr. Gutzman's most recent book, James Madison and the Making of America, was a Main Selection of the History Book Club, and it received positive reviews from The Wall Street Journal, The Journal of Southern History, The Washington Times, and numerous other publications. His latest book, Thomas Jefferson—Revolutionary: A Radical’s Struggle to Remake America, will be published on January 31, 2017, and it promises to be his biggest hit yet.

Gutzman's essay “Lincoln as Jeffersonian: The Colonization Chimera” appeared in Lincoln Emancipated: The President and the Politics of Race, and his “James Madison and Ratification: A Triumph Over Adversity” appeared in A Companion to James Madison and James Monroe. His scholarly articles have appeared in The Journal of Southern History, The Journal of the Early Republic, The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, The Review of Politics, and The Journal of the Historical Society, among other publications. He has written a hundred book reviews for outlets scholarly and popular, and he has contributed three dozen essays to historical encyclopedias. Gutzman has written for numerous popular magazines and newspapers, including Canada’s National Post, the San Antonio Express-News, and the Richmond Times-Dispatch, among others.

Kevin R. C. Gutzman has appeared on hundreds of radio programs, such as NPR’s “Backstory With the American History Guys” and many of the most prominent commercial programs, terrestrial and satellite, as well as on national television programs including C-SPAN 2's “BookTV,” CNN's “Lou Dobbs Tonight,” Fox News's “The Glenn Beck Program” (both with Beck and with Judge Andrew Napolitano), and NewsMax TV, besides on local television broadcasts. He has been interviewed by reporters from major outlets such as the AP, The Washington Times, The Philadelphia Enquirer, The Washington Post, The Hartford Business Journal, The Houston Chronicle online, Investor's Business Daily, Money Magazine, Connecticut Magazine, and The New York Times, among others.

Kevin Gutzman was a featured expert in the documentary movies “John Marshall: Citizen, Statesman, Jurist” and “Nullification: The Rightful Remedy.”