Irwin M. Berent has spent nine years directing the "Every Square Inch of Norfolk" project, culminating in this and other books of his historico-geographical opus. He is also author of Norfolk, Virginia: A Jewish History (NorfolkHistory.com). And his Jewish Genealogy (David Zubatsky, co-editor) is the classic bibliography in that field. He has also compiled Biographical Directory of the Crew of the USS Monitor (NC Division of Archives and History). With the renowned word maven Rod L. Evans, he has written Getting Your Words Worth and Weird Words as well as The Right Words, Drug Legalization (Intro by Steve Allen), Quotable Conservative (Intro by William F. Buckley, Jr.), and other books. Berent is editor and publisher of the HamptonRoadsTimes.com and co-creator of StoryCraft writer's software.