Todd Andrlik, founder and editor of Journal of the American Revolution (allthingsliberty.com), is curator, author and editor of Reporting the Revolutionary War: Before It Was History, It Was News (Sourcebooks, 2012), named Best American Revolution Book of the Year by the New York American Revolution Round Table. Featuring hundreds of high-definition color newspaper images and analysis from three dozen historians, the one-of-a-kind single volume lets readers experience the Revolution the way the colonists did -- as it unfolded in their very own town newspapers. "This is 'you are there' history at its best," wrote American History magazine in its review. A full-time marketing and media professional, Andrlik has written or ghost-written thousands of published articles on various business topics. His history-related work has been featured by countless media, including NPR, CNN, C-SPAN, Smithsonian, Slate, Huffington Post, Boston Globe, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, TIME, Mount Vernon, American Revolution Center, Old State House and Fraunces Tavern Museum. Follow Todd on Twitter @RagLinen, and for more information, please visit beforehistory.com.
Among America’s leading Revolutionary War newspaper archivists, Andrlik collaborates with individuals and institutions, including the Library of Congress, to help others build private and public collections of these treasured relics. He also takes an active role in their physical conservation. Through a partnership with one of the world's top paper conservators, Andrlik helps save damaged newspapers from loss and restores the artifacts as close as possible to original condition.
His passion for newspaper history stems from a career in media and marketing. Andrlik heads the marketing and media operations for Leopardo Companies, one of the nation's largest construction firms. Andrlik earned a bachelor's degree in public relations from Illinois State University and an MBA from Roosevelt University. He studied international business at Salzburg College, Austria. He lives in the suburbs of Chicago, Illinois, with his wife and two children.