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Rick Beyer

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Rick Beyer is an award-winning documentary filmmaker, a best-selling author, and an enthusiastic history storyteller Rick recently finished the independently produced documentary THE GHOST ARMY, which will premiere on PBS in 2013. It tells the story of a handpicked group of GIs that used inflatable tanks, sound effects, and impersonation to fool the Germans in WWII. Other producer/director credits include EXPEDITION APOCALYPSE, filmed in Siberia for National Geographic Channel; THE WRIGHT CHALLENGE (winner of a Parents’ Choice Award) SECRETS OF JAMESTOWN, REVOLUTION IN BOSTON and THE PATENT FILES for The History Channel; and THE EMANCIPATION PROCLAMATION (featuring President Bill Clinton) for the Smithsonian Institution’s exhibit "Abraham Lincoln: An Extraordinary Life.” Rick is also the author of the bestselling GREATEST STORIES NEVER TOLD series of history books. The Chicago Tribune described the series as “an old fashioned sweetshop full of tasty morsels.” His take on history and science is both humorous and illuminating, and he has appeared on CNN, The Discovery Channel, NPR and Fox News. A graduate of Dartmouth College, he lives in Lexington, MA.