Manny Marotta is a curious and quiet 24-year-old American Jewish guy. He studied political science at the University of Pittsburgh and wrote for the university’s legal news journal. His dream is to be a journalist but his real passion is history.
One day, about three years ago, he realized how he could combine these two fields. He decided to start a Twitter page where he would report in the present tense on events that actually took place exactly a century ago, as if he were a journalist sent back in time to cover history in real time.