The acclaimed and unforgettable true story of offbeat intellect and pioneering paranormal investigator Charles Fort–in paperback for the first time.
Here is the seminal biography of one of the most fascinating and polarizing figures in all of Americana: Charles Fort (1874-1932), “the mad genius of the Bronx,” “the enfant terrible of science,” and the groundbreaking visionary who shaped our modern view of the paranormal.
Theodore Dreiser called Fort “the most fascinating literary figure since Poe.” H.G. Wells called him “one of the most damnable bores who ever cut scraps from out-of-the-way newspapers.” No one was neutral about Charles Fort. Fort was a virtuoso at assembling records of bizarre, haunting, strange, and inexplicable anomalies for which science could not account.
Like no other book, Jim Steinmeyer’s brilliant and celebrated biography takes you down the rabbit hole and into the strange life of an outsider genius.