The author of numerous books, Henry J. Abraham is James Hart Professor of Government and Foreign Affairs at the University of Virginia. In 1993, he was the first member of the profession to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award of the Law and Courts Section of the American Political Science Association.
Barbara A. Perry, a well-known authority on the Kennedys, is a Senior Fellow in the Presidential Oral History Program at the University of Virginia's Miller Center. As part of her extensive research on the American presidency, she interviews prominent members of previous administrations. She is the author of Jacqueline Kennedy: First Lady of the New Frontier, among other works, and lives in Charlottesville, Virginia.