Hill Goodspeed has worked at the National Naval Aviation Museum in Pensacola, Florida, since 1994, where he serves as historian and artifact collection manager. He is also an adjunct professor in strategy and policy for the Naval War College Distance Education Program. He is the author or editor of five books and has contributed to two others, including U.S. Naval Aviation (Universe, 2001).
Brian Hicks is a metro columnist for The Post and Courier in Charleston, South Carolina, and the author or coauthor of six books, including Raising the Hunley, (Balantine Books, 2002), and Toward the Setting Sun (Atlantic Monthly Press, 2011). He is currently at work on his seventh book, a new history of the H. L. Hunley and adventure novelist Clive Cussler’s attempt to find it.