ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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Josh Zeitz has taught American history and politics at Cambridge University, Harvard University, and Princeton University. He is the author of several books on American political and social history and has written for the New York TimesWashington PostLA Times,Smithsonian Magazine, The New RepublicThe AtlanticDissentAmerican Heritage, and Mother Jones.

Josh also appeared as a commentator on two PBS documentaries –Boomer Century, and Ken Burns's Prohibition.

A former gubernatorial speechwriter and policy aide, Josh earned his B.A. with highest honors at Swarthmore College and his Ph.D. in American History at Brown University. He lives in Hoboken and Ocean Grove, New Jersey with his wife, Angela Zeitz, an artist, and their two daughters.

Follow him on Twitter at @JoshuaMZeitz