John F. Rothmann is a radio talkshow host on KGO 810AM in San Francisco, CA. He is a frequent lecturer an American politics and the Presidency and has spoken on over 150 college campuses around the United States, Canada, and Israel.
John has been involved in many political campaigns on the national, state, and local levels, including President Richard Nixon’s in 1968 and Senator Frank Church’s California Democratic Campaign in 1976. He served as Chief of Staff to Senator Milton Marks and as Field Representative for Senator Quentin Kopp, both in San Francisco. John has also published a wide range of articles on American political history, the Middle East, and education.
John is the co-author of the best selling book Icon of Evil: Hitler’s Mufti and the Rise of Radical Islam (Random House, 2008) and Harold E. Stassen: The Life and Perennial Candidacy of the Progressive Republican (McFarland & Company, 2013). He is the author of the article, An Incomparable Pope: John XXIII and the Jews (Inside the Vatican, April 2014).
John’s passion is his 15,000 volume library, one of the finest private libraries in the country, specializing in American political history and political biographies.
John is on the faculty of the Fromm Institute at the University of San Francisco. He lives in San Francisco with his wife Ellen and two sons, Samuel and Joel.