Title: Publisher, Armchair General Magazine
Hobbies: Reading history, touring battlefields, playing guitar
Background: Eric was born and raised in Montréal, Canada, but has lived in southern California for the past fifteen years. He is now a proud citizen of the USA.
Eric’s father and uncle (Ben and Joe Weider) are the recognized founders of the modern fitness movement with business activities in magazine publishing, nutritional supplements and exercise equipment. During the course of his life Eric has worked at every position in the business from loading orders on trucks to working out complex financings with banks. He truly learned the business from the ground up! Most recently Eric has served as President of his family’s business since 1997.
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Eric is now putting his magazine publishing skills to work in the field of history, and specifically military history. Having grown up in a household where history was always a priority, he is doing all he can to bring history to life (Eric’s father, Ben, is a world leading authority on Napoleon and discovered that Napoleon was in fact poisoned!). His dream is to see as many people as possible share his fascination for history and the amazing people that history is really about. Eric passionately believes that we must do more to make history accessible and exciting especially for the youth of America who must never forget the heritage on which America is built.