Historian and writer James West Davidson received his B.A. from Haverford College and his Ph.D. from Yale University. He currently lives in New York's Hudson Valley.
Michael B. Stoff is Associate Professor of History and Director of the Plan II Honors Program at the University of Texas at Austin. The recipient of a Ph.D. from Yale University, he has been honored many times for his teaching, most recently with election to the Academy of Distinguished Teachers. He is the author ofOil, War, and American Security: The Search for a National Policy on Foreign Oil,1941-1947, co-editor (with Jonathan Fanton and R. Hal Williams) ofThe Manhattan Project: A Documentary Introduction to the Atomic Age, and series co-editor (with James West Davidson) of theOxford New Narratives in American History. He is currently working on a narrative on the bombing of Nagasaki.