A librarian for many years at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Dee Brown was the author of over twenty-five books on the American West and the Civil War. His "Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee," considered a classic in its field, was a "New York Times" bestseller for over a year, and has been translated into many languages. Dee Brown died in 2002.
Hampton Sides is editor-at-large for "Outside" magazine, and the author of "Ghost Soldiers" and "Blood and Thunder." He won the 2002 PEN USA Award for nonfiction.