Max Brooks is a nonresident fellow at the Modern War Institute at West Point, as well as an author and public speaker. Minecraft: The Island and The Zombie Survival Handbook are two of his best-selling publications. as well as World War Z, which was made into a film starring Brad Pitt in 2013. The Extinction Parade, G.I. Joe: Retaliation, and G.I. Joe: Retaliation are among his graphic novels. Joe: Hearts & Minds and The Harlem Hellfighters, which was a #1 New York Times bestseller.