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Meet John Bloom



John Bloom is a veteran investigative journalist and author of numerous magazine articles and two books. He has been a finalist for the National Magazine Award three times and was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize by United Press International for his eyewitness coverage of 9/11. As his alter-ego Joe Bob Briggs, Bloom has published seven books.

 

Books by John Bloom

 

Evidence of Love (with Jim Atkinson)

Edgar Award Winner: The “sensational” true story of two desperate housewives and the killing that shocked a Texas community.

“Superbly written” –Fort Worth Star-Telegram

[This] “carefully-researched account of the background of this middle-American tragedy should fascinate true-crime aficionados” –Kirkus Reviews

 


 

Eccentric Orbits: The Iridium Story

A rollicking, unforgettable tale of technological achievement, business failure, the military-industrial complex, and one of the greatest deals of all time.


One of the Wall Street Journal’s Best Nonfiction Books of 2016

One the Economist’s Best Books of 2016, Economics and Business

Best Book of 2016—Business Interest, Hudson Booksellers

“A spellbinding history of a massively impressive work of technology . . . A tireless researcher, Bloom delivers. . . a tour de force.” Kirkus Reviews

“[A] big, gutsy, exciting book.” The Wall Street Journal

 

Eccentric Orbits Past Speaking Engagements:

MIT Cambridge, MA 6/15/16

Google Talk, Kirkland, WA 6/29/16

Books Inc., Mountain View, CA 6/8/16

University Club, Washington, DC 6/24/16

Defense Innovation Unit Experimental (DIUx), San Francisco, CA 9/9/16

Palm Beach Business Leadership Council, Palm Beach, FL 10/21/16

Coilcraft Inc., Cary, IL 10/26/16

Minner Distinguished Lecture, University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, CA 11/9/16

Florida Atlantic University, Jupiter, FL, 11/15/16

Wells Fargo, Palm Beach, FL 11/17/16

Mid-Manhattan Library, New York, NY 12/21/16

The Forum, Palm Beach, FL 3/6/17

MSUA Mobility and Innovations Awards, Washington, DC 3/7/17

Aero Club, Washington, DC 3/31/17

The Army and Navy Club, Washington, DC 5/19/17

Florida State University, 9/15/17

Palm Beach Round Table, 11/15/17

 

"On behalf of the Army and Navy Club, I would like to thank you for presenting your book, “Eccentric Orbits: The Iridium Story at our club on May 19, 2017. We have received rave reviews from our members who joined us that afternoon. The event was a terrific success and will be a day to remember for all present. Your insights and knowledge provided a great evening of comradery. Your general good nature and professionalism were very much appreciated."

Col. Thomas F. Woloszyn, USA (Ret.)
Special Events Committee Chair, Army and Navy Club