Until 2003 Andrew Alderson was a director at the merchant back Lazard's but he quit in search of new challenges. After spending many years in the Territorial Army he served as part of the United Nations peacekeeping mission in Kosovo in 2001 and more recently in Iraq. After he left Bara in 2004, he remained in the Middle East and went on to establish Gulf Capital which offers strategic consultancy. He lives in London.
Nigel Barley is the author of six books, including THE INNOCENT ANTHROPOLOGIST and DANCING ON THE GRAVE. He is the curator of London's Museum of Mankind.
Miriam Cohen is Evalyn Clark Professor of History in the Department of Women's Studies at Vassar College. Her book, Workshop to Office: Two Generations of Italian Women in New York City (1993, Cornell University Press) was a finalist for the Thomas Znaniecki Prize of the American Sociological Association. Her specialties include the history of American women and the history of twentieth-century social reform. She has published numerous articles on the history of social welfare, including "Reconsidering Schooling and the American Welfare State," which was selected as one of the most important articles published by the History of Education Quarterly in its first fifty years. Miriam was also a senior advisory editor of the Encyclopedia of Women in American History (M.E. Sharpe, 2002).
Frank Giles is a former Editor of The Sunday Times and the author of The Locust Years the story of the Fourth French Republic 1946-1958.Frank Giles is a former editor of the Sunday Times and the author of The Locust Years, the story of the Fourth French Republic.
Héloïse Goodley was a City banker until she made the impulsive decision to join the British Army. Currently she holds the rank of Captain and has completed two tours of Afghanistan in the Air Corps.
ROD GREEN has worked as an editor and author for the past 30 years, writing or contributing to books on a diverse range of topics. He lives in Surrey.
Harold Holzer is one of the country's leading authorities on Abraham Lincoln and the political culture of the Civil War era. He has published over thirty books, including 'The New York Times' Complete Civil War (Black Dog and Leventhal), and is the recipient of numerous awards, among them the Lincoln Prize and the National Humanities Medal. He lectures widely, appears on television frequently, and has written for the New York Times, American Heritage, and America's Civil War. Most recently he served as co-chair of the United States Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission and is senior vice president for external affairs at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Find him online at www.haroldholzer.com.Craig Symonds is a distinguished historian of the American Civil War and a retired professor and chairman of the history department at the United States Naval Academy. He is the author of 11 books including Decision at Sea: Five Naval Battlesthat Shaped American History, which won the Theodore and Franklin D. Roosevelt Prize in 2006, and Lincoln and His Admirals, which won the 2009 Lincoln Prize. He lives in Annapolis, Maryland.
James Munson has a doctorate in 19th-century history from Oxford and taught there,1970-9. He has written historical and biographical scripts for the BBC and is literary editor of Contemporary Review.
The Hon. Gerard Noel was the Editor of the Catholic Herald and is now its Editorial Director. He is the author of several books including biographies of Paul VI and Harold Wilson.
John Prevas is a New York Times bestselling author and is considered one of the leading experts on Hannibal. He has given presentations at Princeton, Rutgers, Vassar, Stanford, and Meridian House International in Washington, DC. He has participated in a documentary on Hannibal filmed in the Alps by the BBC and the National Geographic Society, and he has spoken on Hannibal as a leadership figure at a meeting of United Nations ambassadors in New York and at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, DC. He has appeared on the History Channel, CNN, NPR, C-Span's Book Talk, and Fox News. He lives in Florida.
Jane Robinson is a writer and lecturer. Her popular books on women travellers (Wayward Women, Unsuitable for Ladies, Angels of Albion and Parrot Pie for Breakfast) have won her acclaim as a social historian with an appreciative eye for eccentricity.
Desmond Seward was born in Paris and educated at St Catherine's College, Cambridge. He is the author of numerous studies and biographies.
Evan Thomas has been the Assistant Managing Editor of Newsweek since 1991. He is the bestselling author of six works of nonfiction: Sea of Thunder, John Paul Jones, Robert Kennedy, The Very Best Men, The Man to See, and The Wise Men. He lives with his wife and children in Washington, D.C.
Dan Tucker is a writer and editor living in Brooklyn. He is the founder of Sideshow Media, a New York-based independent producer of books and digital content focused on history,the arts, pop culture, and travel.
UMLANDO WEZITHOMBE (meaning History of Pictures) is a comic production company focusing on using the visual medium for education, training and entertainment. Its mission is to continue creating quality work that is viewed as unique and to create a number of styles to call its own. Central to Umlando's thinking is that, 'We think visually, why don't we then communicate visually?'