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Jim Cullen

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Jim Cullen was born in Queens, New York, and attended public schools on Long Island. He received his B.A. in English from Tufts University, and his A.M. and Ph.D. degrees in American Civilization from Brown University. He has taught at a number of colleges and universities, including Harvard and Brown. He is currently a teacher at the Ethical Culture Fieldston School in New York City. Jim's articles and reviews appear at the History News Network and Common-Place, among other online publications; he blogs at "American History Now." He is married to historian Lyde Cullen Sizer and has four children.

John Lithgow

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John Lithgow careens wildly from one thing to another. True, he has won Tonys, Emmys, and Golden Globes as an actor onstage and on big and small screens. But what other award-winning actor can claim to have written best-selling children's books, have performed with a dozen American Symphony orchestras, have sung at Carnegie Hall in the company of Met Opera stars and danced with the New York City Ballet? As an author, he has written a memoir proudly displaying blurbs from John Irving and Gay Talese, and as a poet his book of doggerel political satire arrives in October, 2019. He is an actor at heart, and in all these...