Robert Cowley is the founding editor of MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History, from which these articles were taken. He has edited two previous MHQ anthologies, No End Save Victory, about World War II, and With My Face to the Enemy (also published by Pimlico), about the American Civil War. He has also edited two volumes of the What If? series, and a third that will appear later this year. He lives in Connecticut.