John McCormick (1918-2010) taught American Studies at the Free University, Berlin, and later went on to become distinguished professor of comparative literature at Rutgers University. He is the author of numerous works, including Bullfighting, American and European Literary Imagination, Catastrophe and Imagination, and Fiction as Knowledge .
For more than four decades, John E. Phillips has been an avid crappie fisherman, first tagging along behind his dad and older brother when he could only toddle. Phillips has gathered information for his newspaper columns, magazine articles and books for the past 20 years. The award-winning author of 12 other books, Phillips has spent many years afield crappie fishing.