Andrew C. A. Jampoler is a frequent contributor to Naval History who was named the magazine's Author of the Year for his August 2006 article, "Journey into the Heart of Darkness." He is the author of three books published by the Naval Institute Press, including The Last Lincoln Conspirator: John Surratt's Flight from the Gallows (2009). His fourth, the true story of the wreck of the female convict transport Amphitrite in August 1833 off the French coast, will be published in late 2010.

Alan P. Rems , a retired certified public accountant, was chosen Naval History Author of the Year for his August 2008 article, "Halsey Knows the Straight Story." Another of his articles, "Letters to Iwo Jima," appeared in the magazine's February 2009 issue, and a forthcoming piece, tentatively titled "At War with the Army," will focus on three noteworthy interservice disputes during World War II.

Chuck Veit frequently writes about Civil War topics for Naval History . He is president of the Navy & Marine Living History Association (NMLHA), which has partnered with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in the hunt for the submarine Alligator . NMLHA hosts the historical aspects of the project on its Web site ( ). Mr. Veit is also author of the forthcoming book A Dog Before a Soldier: Almost-Lost Episodes in the Navy's Civil War .

Kathleen Broome Williams is the director of general education and professor of history at Cogswell Polytechnical College in Sunnyvale, California. Her published books include Secret Weapon: U.S. High-Frequency Direction Finding in the Battle of the Atlantic (1996); Improbable Warriors: Women Scientists and the U.S. Navy in World War II (2001); and Grace Hopper: Admiral of the Cyber Sea (2004), all published by the Naval Institute Press.



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