Stuart Flexner and Doris Flexner are popular reference historians. Doris Flexner, who did all the updates on this book, is also the author of The Optimist's Guide to History. She lives in Chapel Hill, NC.
Gorton Carruth has been an author and editor of reference books for more than forty years and was a founder of The Hudson Group, which has developed a wide variety of informational books. He lives in Briarcliff Manor, NY.