About the author

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Joshua Zeitz is a historian and New York Times best-selling author. He taught American history and politics at Cambridge University, Harvard University, and Princeton University and has written for Politico, Washington PostLA TimesSmithsonian Magazine, The New RepublicThe AtlanticDissentAmerican Heritage, New York Times, and Mother Jones.

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 and two daughters.

Follow him on Twitter at @JoshuaMZeitz