Eric Burns is the author of two academic press books, social histories of alcohol and tobacco, both of which won the top award for such volumes, the "Best of the Best," presented annually by the American Library Association.
Literarily, he is best known for Infamous Scribblers: The Founding Fathers and the Rowdy Beginnings of American Journalism.
The publishing date for his next book, All the News Unfit to Print: How History Was Made . . . And How It Was Reported, is May, 2009.
A former NBC News correspondent, Burns was named one of the best writers in the history of television news by the Washington Journalism Review in February, 1984.