William Shawcross (born 28 May 1946, in Sussex, England) is a widely renowned writer and broadcaster. Shawcross was educated at Eton College and University College, Oxford. His articles have appeared in the Sunday Times, the Sunday Telegraph, the Washington Post and the Sydney Morning Herald. In 1995 he wrote and presented the three-part BBC television series Monarchy and in 2002, to tie-in with the Queenï¿½s Golden Jubilee, he again wrote and presented a landmark four-part BBC television series, Queen and Country, a revealing and intimate portrait of the Queen, and an absorbing study of the changing face of monarchy and of Britain during the past half-century. He lives in London and Cornwall.Captain Chesley B. Sullenberger III is a retired airline pilot, speaker, and consultant who has become a source of inspiration for many after his successful emergency water landing of a disabled airliner on the Hudson River. He graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy and holds two master's degrees and an honorary doctorate of letters from Purdue University. He has testified before Congress about aviation safety and the state of the airline piloting profession. He serves as the CBS News aviation and safety expert, is the founder of Safety Reliability Methods, Inc., a management, safety, and performance consulting company, and was named one of Time 's 100 Most Influential People. He lives with his family in Danville, California.
Jeffrey Zaslow was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on October 6, 1958. After graduating from Carnegie Mellon in 1980, he worked for The Orlando Sentinel's Sunday magazine until 1983 and then joined The Wall Street Journal as a feature writer. In 1987, he entered a contest held by The Chicago Sun-Times to fill the job left vacant when its advice columnist, Ann Landers, left to work for The Chicago Tribune. He won the contest and wrote the advice column All That Zazz until 2001. His first book, Tell Me All about It, was based on his years as an advice columnist. In 2001, he returned to The Wall Street Journal as a columnist and wrote a regular column called Moving On. His other books include The Last Lecture written with Randy Pausch, Gabby: A Story of Courage and Hope written with Gabrielle Giffords and Mark Kelly, Highest Duty: My Search for What Really Matters written with Chesley B. Sullenberger, The Girls from Ames: A Story of Women and a Forty-Year Friendship, and The Magic Room: A Story About the Love We Wish for Our Daughters. He died in a car accident on February 10, 2012 at the age of 53.