Jane Hampton Cook Biography

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"My passion is to bring history to life in a way that is real and relevant to modern readers and viewers."

National media commentator and award-winning author Jane Hampton Cook brings history and biographies to life, making them memorable and relevant to today's news, current events, politics, issues of faith, and modern-day life. Jane is the author of seven books, including her newest two books, America's Star-Spangled Story (June 14, 2014, Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas) and American Phoenix (May 7, 2013, Thomas Nelson).

Jane Hampton Cook Video Biography

White House Experience
Jane served former President George W. Bush as a webmaster for five years, including three in the Texas governor’s office and two years in the White House as deputy director of Internet news services.
Her enthusiasm for history skyrocketed when she discovered that writing historical stories for whitehouse.gov were among the site’s most popular pages. The experience cemented her decision to passionately pursue US history topics as an author. 

Media Experience
Jane is frequent guest on the Fox News Channel and numerous other television, radio, online, and print outlets. She has appeared in several historical documentaries and hosted an online documentary. She is a member of the National Press Club.
www.janecook.com/news.htm.  

Books
America's Star-Spangled Story (June 14, 2014, Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas) Discover how the land of the free found its anthem for the ages and celebrate the 200th anniversary of The Star-Spangled Banner. This gift-style book is a great keepsake, filled with photographs that you will want to keep on a coffee table or display in your home as well as read. Jane uses phrases from the first verse of The Star-Spangled Banner as inspiration for each chapter to bring to life the story of national anthem lyricist Francis Scott Key and what inspired him to write the song.

American Phoenix: John Quincy and Louisa Adams, the War of 1812 and the Exile that Saved American Independence (Spring 2013, Thomas Nelson, subsidiary of HarperCollins)

Stories of Faith & Courage from the Revolutionary War
(God and Country Press)


The Faith of America’s First Ladies (AMG)

Stories of Faith and Courage from the War in Iraq & Afghanistan (God and Country Press, co-authored, Winner of 2010 Gold Medal from the Military Writers Society of America and the Branson Stars and Flag Book Award)

Books for Children
America's Star-Spangled Story (June 14, 2014, Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas) This great family-oriented book is appropriate for older children, ages eight and older. Discover how the land of the free found its anthem for the ages and celebrate the 200th anniversary of The Star-Spangled Banner.
What Does the President Look Like?
(Kane Miller)
B is for Baylor (Big Bear Books)
Maggie Houston (Hendrick Long)

“Mrs. Cook does not know she is a magician. . . Amazingly I was caught up in the sights, sounds, conversations and convictions of the colonists . . . I thought I was there.”

Speaking Experience
As a public speaker, she focuses on topics that transcend generations, such courage, freedom, founding principles, patriotism, leadership, communication, and womanhood. Jane has spoken at the White House, Pentagon,  Heritage Foundation, Texas Book Festival, and many universities, professional organizations, and non-profit groups.  

Educational Background
Jane received a fellowship from the Organization of American Historians and the White House Historical Association in 2003 to conduct historical research on the White House, presidents, and first ladies. She can both "Sic'em" and "Gig'em," receiving a bachelor's degree from Baylor University and a master's degree in higher education administration from Texas A&M University.

Family
Jane lives with her husband and three sons in Fairfax, Virginia.

Favorite Historical Quote

Benjamin Franklin once quipped “If you would not be forgotten as soon as you are dead and rotten, either write things worth reading or do the things worth writing.” Many historical heroes, such as John Quincy and Louisa Adams, have done both. Jane hopes each new book is increasingly worth the reading, each speech worth the hearing, and each TV segment worth remembering. 

 
 
   

 
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