James "Jim" Murphy (born September 25, 1947 in Kearny, New Jersey) is an American award-winning author. He has authored over thirty-five books, the majority being about American history. Murphy has written two Dear America books and two My Name Is America.


James[1] Murphy was born on September 25, 1947 in Kearny, New Jersey. He attended Rutgers University and did his graduate studies at Radcliffe College. Murphy worked in juvenile publishing, until he left to work on Weird and Wacky Inventions (1978).

Murphy currently lives in Maplewood, New Jersey with wife, Alison Blank, and two sons.


Dear America

My Name Is America

Selected works



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