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Kevin Baker ’s most recent historical novel is Strivers Row .

Allen Barra writes American Heritage ’s “Screenings” column.

Max Byrd ’s historical novels include Grant, Jackson , and, most recently, Shooting the Sun .

Dale DeGroff has invented more than 400 cocktail recipes; he is the author of The Craft of the Cocktail .

Erica De Mane is the author of Pasta Improvvisata and The Flavors of Southern Italy .

Amy Weaver Dorning is a freelance writer in San Francisco.

Julie M. Fenster is the author of Ether Day and, most recently, with Douglas Brinkley, Parish Priest: Father Michael McGivney and American Catholicism .

Steven Goldman is the author of Forging Genius: The Making of Casey Stengel .

Harold Holzer is the author of 25 books on American history.

David Lander writes American Heritage ’s “Buyable Past” column.

Stuart Leuthner is the creative director of Chronos magazine and the author, most recently, of Wheels: A Passion for Collecting Cars .

Thomas Mallon ’s seventh novel, Fellow Travelers , will be published in May.

Phil Patton ’s books include Bug: The Strange Mutations of the World’s Most Famous Automobile .

Ray Robinson has written several biographies of sports figures, among them Rockne of Notre Dame: The Making of a Football Legend .

Tony Scherman is a writer who lives in Nyack, New York.

Richard Schickel ’s most recent book is Elia Kazan: A Biography .

Fredric Smoler is a Contributing Editor of American Heritage .

Roger Spiller was until last year the George C. Marshall Professor of Military History at the U.S. Army’s Command and General Staff College; his latest book is An Instinct for War .

Patricia Volk is the author of Stuffed: Adventures of a Restaurant Family .