Marrs was born in Fort Worth, Texas, on 5th December 5,
1943. His father, a strict Baptist, sold structural steel
for a company in St. Louis. Marrs began
working as a journalist while at junior high school. After
graduating from University of North Texas in 1966,
he attended Graduate School at Texas Tech in Lubbock.
graduating from University of North Texas, he joined the
United States Army. On his release in 1968, he joined
the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
He served as police reporter
and general assignments reporter covering stories locally,
in Europe and the Middle East. After a leave
of absence to serve with a Fourth Army intelligence unit
during the Vietnam War, he became
military and aerospace writer for the newspaper and an
began to take an interest in the assassination
of John F. Kennedy. After interviewing
several members of the Dallas Police Department, he became
convinced that the Warren Commission was a cover-up. Marrs
continued to investigate the case and interviewed several
important witnesses as well as city and county officials.
1976, Marrs began teaching a
course about the assassination for the University of Texas
at Arlington. He left the Fort
Worth Star-Telegram in 1980, and worked as
a freelance journalist while continuing to investigate
the death of Kennedy. Marrs eventually became convinced
that Lee Harvey Oswald had been set up by the government,
and in 1989, he published Crossfire:
The Plot That Killed Kennedy. Published to
critical acclaim, it reached
the New York Times Paperback
Non-Fiction Best Seller list in mid-February 1992.
It also became a basis for the Oliver Stone film JFK
and he served as a chief consultant for both the film's
screenplay and production.
1980, Mr. Marrs has been a freelance
author and public relations consultant. He
also published a rural weekly newspaper along with a monthly
tourism tabloid, a cable television show and several videos.
in 1992, Mr. Marrs spent three years researching and completing
a non-fiction book on a top-secret government program
involving the psychic phenomenon known as Remote
Viewing only to have it mysteriously canceled
as it was going to press in the summer of 1995. Within
two months, the story of military-developed
remote viewing broke nationally in the Washington
Post after the CIA
held a press conference, revealing the program by putting
their own spin on psychic studies. Psi
Spies is now available from JimMarrs.com.
May, 1997, Marrs' in-depth investigation of UFOs, Alien
Agenda, was published by HarperCollins. Marrs
has been a featured speaker at a number of national conferences
including the Annual International
UFO Congress and the
Annual Gulf Breeze UFO Conference. Publisher's
Weekly described the book as "the most
entertaining and complete overview of flying saucers and
their crew in years." The paperback edition was
released in mid-1998, and has since become the best-selling
UFO book ever in the United States. Beginning in 2000,
he began teaching a course on
UFOs at the University of Texas at Arlington.
early 2000, HarperCollins published Rule
by Secrecy, which traced the hidden history
that connects modern secret societies to the Ancient Mysteries.
In 2003, his book The War on
Freedom probed the conspiracies of the 9/11
attacks and their aftermath.
books by Jim Marrs includes Inside
Job: Unmasking the 9/11 Conspiracies (2004),
The Terror Conspiracy: The Provocation,
Deception and 9/11 (2006) and Rise
of the Fourth Reich (2008)