Vincent P. O'Hara is an independent scholar and the author of nine works including five published by the Naval Institute Press, most recently Torch. His articles have appeared in the Naval War College Review, Warship, MHQ, Storia Militare, and other periodicals and journals. He holds a history degree from the University of California, Berkeley.
W. David Dickson, an expert on Japanese naval doctrine and carrier design, is an author who lives in Hernando, MS.
Richard Worth specializes in warship design. A resident of Bolivar, MO, he is the author of several books.