is an author, screenwriter, and playwright. He is the author of several books, including Vice Capades: Sex, Drugs, and Bowling from the Pilgrims to the Present
(Potomac Books, 2017); How the States Got Their Shapes
, a New York Times
best seller and the basis for the eponymous History Channel series; and American Panic: A History of Who Scares Us and Why
. For more information about the author, visit marksteinauthor.com.