James Ireland Baker is the author of the sucessfull book The Empty Glass, about the conspiracy behind Marilyn Monroe's death. He also contributed to LIFE's The Day Kennedy Died. Previously, he was executive editor of Cond Nast Traveler. Before that, he was development editor at Time Inc. He has also worked at Real Simple, Glamour, and Us, and is a founding editor of Time Out New York. Baker lives in Westchester County, New York. The editors at LIFE vigorously carry on the traditions of excellence in photography, journalism and storytelling of and about our country and our world, which began with the founding of LIFE magazine in 1936 by editor and publisher Henry R. Luce. LIFE has published books on a broad range of subjects, including New York Times best-sellers The Royal Wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton and The American Journey of Barack Obama.