Jules Archer was one of the most respected names in nonfiction for young people. During his lifetime he published more than seventy books, which have been translated into twelve languages throughout the world. He lived in Scotts Valley, California, until his death in 2008. Iain C. Martin is a freelance writer and historian with an MA in American history from Southern Connecticut State University. Originally from Owego, New York, he now resides in Clinton, Connecticut, with his wife and two children.