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.
Harry S. Stout
Harry S. Stout is the Jonathan Edwards Professor of American Religious History at Yale University and lives in Branford, Connecticut.
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.
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.
Christopher Summerville is the editor of the critically acclaimed Robinson edition of The Exploits of Baron de Marbot.
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)
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.
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.