The author of four other books, historian Steven Petrow is a prolific writer. His work has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, in Life magazine, and on Salon.com. He is the recipient of awards from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Smithsonian Institution and holds degrees in American history from the University of California, Berkeley, and Duke University. He spends as much time as he can in the Hamptons.
Richard Barons lives in East Hampton and currently serves as director of the Southampton Historical Museum.