Kenneth D. Ackerman
Photo by Rick's ImageWorks

Thanks for visiting my writing Web site.

Writing history, especially overlooked eras like the Gilded Age or the post-World War I Red Scare, has been a passion of mine for almost two decades. I hope my Web site will give you the chance to share it.

Visit any of my books, articles, podcasts and other scribbles, learn about upcoming events and see the latest media. Please send me a note, take a look at my Blog,Viral History, or visit my new publishing house, Viral History Press LLC.  

When not writing, I practice law at OFW Law, Washington's D.C.'s premier firm for agriculture, food and drug, medical devices, FDA, and health care, providing Creative Solutions to Difficult Problems.  Contract me there at

Hope you enjoy your visit, and come back soon.  All the Best,   --KenA.



Young J. Edgar

Boss Tweed

The Gold Ring

Dark Horse

What's New:

The latest edition of my annual Workshop on Narrative Nonfiction: History and Biography starts Tuesday night, February 4, 2014,  at The Writers Center in Bethesda, Maryland.  Click here for details. 

New editions of Young J. Edgar, Boss Tweed, Dark Horse, and The Gold Ring, are all now available from Viral History Press LLC,  in paperback at, and as eBooks on Kindle, Nook, and iTunes.   


Click here for my latest pieces on 

     --The Huffington Post

     -- Bloomberg "Echoes"

     -- The OFW Law legal blog; and

     -- The Washington Independent Review of Books.