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Marc Leepson (born June 20, 1945 in ) is an American journalist, historian, and author. His books include Desperate Engagement: How a Little Known Civil War Battle Saved Washington, D.C. and Changed American History, Flag: An American Biography, Saving Monticello and Webster's New World Dictionary of the Vietnam War.
Total Books: 12
Leepson was educated at Hillside High School in (Class of 1963) and George Washington University where he received his Bachelor of Arts degree in history in 1967 and his Master's degree in European History in 1971. He was drafted into the United States Army in 1967 and served for two years, including a year (December 1967-December 1968) in the Vietnam War with the 527th Personnel Service Company in Qui Nhon. He received his honorable discharge in 1969.
Leepson was a staff writer at Congressional Quarterly in Washington, D.C. from 1976 to 1986. He has been a full-time freelance writer since 1986. He has been Arts Editor and columnist for The VVA Veteran, the newspaper published by Vietnam Veterans of America since 1986.
His work has appeared in many magazines and newspapers, including The Washington Post, The New York Times, The New York Times Book Review, Chicago Tribune, The Baltimore Sun, and Smithsonian, Preservation, and Military History magazines. He has been interviewed many times on radio and television, including on The Today Show, CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, The History Channel, The Discovery Channel, All Things Considered, Talk of the Nation, To The Point, Morning Edition, The Diane Rehm Show, Irish Radio, and CBC (Canada).
Since the early 1990’s he has been active in many non-profit groups. That includes board memberships on the Middleburg (Virginia) Library Advisory Board (President and Vice President), the Loudoun County (Virginia) Library Board of Trustees, the Library of Virginia Foundation (Treasurer), the Virginia State Library Board, the YMCA of Loudoun County (Virginia), the Goose Creek Association (Secretary), and the Mosby Heritage Area Association (Treasurer, President). He teaches U.S. history at Lord Fairfax Community College in Warrenton, Virginia.
Leepson lives in Loudoun County, Virginia. He and his wife, Janna (Murphy) Leepson, have two children, Devin and Cara. He also has a brother, Evan.