A military historian with a ripe imagination, Caleb Carr is best known for his murder mysteries set in late-19th-century New York. More recently, he has turned his attention to an imagined future and an all-too-real present, but he can always be relied upon for thought-provoking writing that richly evokes its own period and politics.
Caleb Carr was born in Manhattan and grew up on the Lower East Side, where he still lives. He attended Kenyon College and New York University, earning a degree in history. In addition to fiction, Mr. Carr writes frequently on military and political affairs and is a contributing editor of MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History. His previous books include The Alienist, The Angel of Darkness, The Devil Soldier, and The Lessons of Terror. He has also worked in television, film, and the theater.