Maria McFarland Sánchez-Moreno
Maria McFarland Sánchez-Moreno is the co-director of the Human Rights Watch's US program. Previously, she served for five years as the organization's primary expert on Colombia's internal armed conflict. Born in Peru, she lived through the bombings of the vicious Maoist insurgent group Shining Path, followed by the authoritarianism of Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori. McFarland has conducted extensive advocacy before the governments of the United States, Canada, and European and Latin American countries; has authored and edited numerous Human Rights Watch reports; has testified before the Canadian Parliament and several times before the US Congress; and is a frequent voice in the media.
Mike Syron was born in 1977 and works as an archaeologist in County Mayo. Peter McCarthy was born in 1974 and works as a journalist in County Waterford. The authors first met when at University College Dublin, where they soon discovered that they shared a fascination with the history of the Second World War, particularly that of the German armoured forces.
John Sweetman is one of Britain's most renowned military historians. Previously Head of Defence and International Affairs at Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, he is the author of the acclaimed THE DAMBUSTERS RAID (Cassell)
Christopher Summerville is the editor of the critically acclaimed Robinson edition of The Exploits of Baron de Marbot.
Paul Strathern was born in London in 1940. He studied physics, chemistry and maths at Trinity College, Dublin, before switching to philosophy. He is the author of several novels, including A Season in Abbyssinia, which won a Somerset Maugham prize, and two highly successful series of short introductory books, Philosophers in 90 Minutes and The Big Idea: Scientists Who Changed the World. His most recent books include Mendeleyev's Dream, which was shortlisted for the Aventis Science Book Prize in 2001, Dr. Strangelove's Game: A History of Economic Genius and The Medici: Godfathers of the Renaissance.Paul Strathern is celebrated for Dr Strangelove: A Brief History of Economic Genius, runner up for the prestigious Aventis Prize, and Mendeleyev's Dream: The Quest for the Elements and other acclaimed works.
Robert J. Strange
ROBERT J. STRANGE is a former Fleet Street crime reporter, a television director, and executive producer of factual documentary series for major broadcasters such as the BBC and C4 in the UK, and the Discovery and National Geographic channels in America. He is the author of books about the sinking of Titanic and the enduring mystery of the missing peer Lord Lucan.
Harry S. Stout
Harry S. Stout is the Jonathan Edwards Professor of American Religious History at Yale University and lives in Branford, Connecticut.
Michael Stephenson is an editor, military historian, and the author of numerous books, including The Last Full Measure: How Soldiers Die in Battle, Patriot Battles: How the War of Independence Was Fought, National Geographic's Battlegrounds: Geography and the History of Warfare, and The Nuclear Dictionary. Stephenson is also the former editor of the Military Book Club. He lives in New York City. Smithsonian Institution is the most visited museum complex in the world, with more than 30 million annual visitors.
Paul Starr is a professor of sociology and public affairs at Princeton University and its Woodrow Wilson School of Public Affairs. He is the author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning The Social Transformation of American Medicine and The Creation of the Media and the co-founder and editor of The American Prospect. Starr lives in Princeton, New Jersey.
Paul Starobin has been a frequent contributor to the Atlantic and the New Republic and is a former Moscow bureau chief for Business Week. His writing has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, and Washington Post, among others, and he is the author of After America: Narratives for the Next Global Age.
Jon Stallworthy, Senior Research Fellow of Wolfson College and formerly Professor of English Literature at Oxford, is the author of a number of books of poetry, criticism and the biographies of Wilfred Owen and Louis MacNiece.
David Stafford, a former diplomat, has written extensively on the Second World War and on intelligence history and is the author of, among other books, THE SILENT GAME, ROOSEVELT AND CHURCHILL and CHURCHILL AND THE SECRET SERVICE. After several years at the University of Victoria, British Columbia, and at the Canadian Institute of International Affairs in Toronto, he returned to Edinburgh, where he is now Project Director of The Centre for the Study of the Two World Wars at the University of Edinburgh. David Stafford regularly reviews for the international press and contributes extensively to television and radio features on history.
Thomas Sowell is a Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. He is the author of dozens of books and the recipient of various awards, including the National Humanities Medal, Presented by the President of the United States in 2003.
Jason Sokol is the Arthur K. Withcomb Associate Professor of History at the University of New Hampshire since 2016, and was previously a Fellow at Harvard College's Department of African and African American Studies. He holds a PhD in U.S. history from the University of California, Berkeley, and was previously a Visiting Assistant Professor of History and Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow at Cornell University and a Mellow Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania. Sokol's first book, There Goes My Everything: White Southerners in the Age of Civil Rights, received rave reviews and was named one of the best books of 2006 by the Washington Post Book World. He was also named one of America's "Top Young Historians" by the History News Network, and his writing has appeared in the Nation, the New York Times, Slate, and the Boston Globe. Sokol lives in Newburyport, Massachusetts.
David Sobel was editorial director of Times Books, where he worked closely with Arthur Schlesinger on the American Presidents series of biographies. He lives in Montclair, New Jersey.
Bill Sloan is a respected military historian and the author of more than a dozen books, including Brotherhood of Heroes and The Ultimate Battle. His books on World War II's Pacific battles have been praised by readers, reviewers, and veterans alike for their accuracy and vivid writing. A former investigative reporter and feature writer for the Dallas Times Herald, Sloan lives in Dallas, Texas.
PAUL SIMPSON is the author and co-author of over two dozen non-fiction books including A Brief History of the Spy and The Mammoth Book of Prison Breaks.
Hampton Sides is a correspondent and columnist for Outside, an award-winning monthly magazine based in Santa Fe. His articles have appeared in the New York Times, New Republic and the Washington Post, among others. He lives in Santa Fe with wife Anne, a journalist.
Elaine Showalter was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1941. From 1967 to 1984 she taught English and Women's Studies at Rutgers University, and she now chairs the department of English at Princeton University.
Colin Shindler is an historian specialising in the 1950s, and author of several books.