James Ciment holds a B.A. in English literature from the University of California at Los Angeles & a Ph.D. from City University of New York, Graduate Center. He has written & edited a number of books on American & world history. He lives in New York City.
Thaddeus Russell is visiting Assistant Professor of History at Barnard College. Born and raised in Berkeley, California, he graduated from Antioch College and received his Ph.D. in history from Columbia University. He lives with his wife in New York City.