David Kruh earned his B.A. degree in American History from the University of Maryland and his M.S. degree from Boston University. He is a popular lecturer on Scollay Square and other historical topics, and co-author (with his father, Louis) of Presidential Landmarks. He lives in Reading, Massachusetts. Thomas H. O'Connor is Professor of History, Emeritus, at Boston College. He is the author of numerous books on Boston's history, including Boston Catholics: A History of the Church and Its People; Boston Irish: A Political History; Building a New Boston: Politics and Urban Renewal, 1950-1979; Civil War Boston: Home Front and Battlefield; and South Boston: My Home Town-The History of an Ethnic Neighborhood, all published by Northeastern University Press. He lives in Braintree, Massachusetts.