M. B. Zucker lives with his wife in Virginia. They have a beagle named Maggie.
The Middle Generation: A Novel of John Quincy Adams and the Monroe Doctrine is being published by Historium Press this November, which is the Doctrine's 200th anniversary.
It is a political thriller of his time as Secretary of State and his showdown with Europe over South American independence, one of history's most forgotten world crises. Other topics include the rise of slavery as a major national issue, his controversial election against Andrew Jackson in 1824, and the weight placed upon him as the eldest son of John and Abigail Adams.
Mr. Zucker began writing when he was in middle school. He wrote his first novel, Lio: King of the Carnivores, when he was fourteen, and his second novel, A Great Soldier in the Last Great War, when he was sixteen. Both became Amazon bestsellers.
His first adult novel was The Eisenhower Chronicles, a biographical novel about Dwight Eisenhower. The novel highlights Ike's global leadership, showing how he defended the world from fascism, communism, and nuclear weapons. Released in July 2022, The Eisenhower Chronicles won Best Fictional Biography at the 2023 BookFest.
A second edition of A Great Soldier in the Last Great War was released in December 2021. This short novel is about a Jewish American soldier and his platoon during a secret mission during the Battle of the Bulge.
Mr. Zucker rewrote Lio: King of the Carnivores into The Master of the Deep in 2022. In this historical-science fiction thriller, a Liopleurodon returns in the early 20th century and former President Teddy Roosevelt leads the American effort to destroy it before the Kaiser's Germany can capture it and turn it into a weapon.
The Eisenhower Chronicles and The Master of the Deep were published by Historium Press.