Patrick Dillon's previous book, a history of the eighteenth century gin craze, was acclaimed for its combination of detailed research and vivid narrative. Born in London, he also runs a successful architectural practice specialising in historic buildings, most recently the Benjamin Franklin House. He is married with two children.
Patrick Dillon has won many journalism awards including a share of the Pulitzer Prize- and is the author of the acclaimedLost at Sea. The executive editor ofCaliforniamagazine, he was formerly editor in chief ofForbes ASAP, a writer for theChristian Science Monitor, and an editor and columnist at theSan Jose Mercury News. He lives in San Francisco, California. Carl M. Cannon is the deputy editor of politicsdaily.com and coauthor ofReagan's Disciple: George W. Bush's Troubled Quest for a Presidential Legacy. He has won numerous awards, including a share of the Pulitzer Prize in 1989, and the prestigious Gerald R. Ford Prize for Distinguished Reporting of the Presidency. He lives in Arlington, Virginia. From the Hardcover edition.