About the Author
Douglas Adams (1952-2001) is a legend of imaginative fiction, having ushered in the advent of comedic science fiction with "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. "The book developed into a full series of five novels, all of which were vastly successful. The Hitchhiker series, along with his two Dirk Gently novels, have helped cement Adams as one of the most successful and beloved authors in science fiction, having sold over 15 million books.
Terry L. Jones is a native of Dodson, Louisiana, and received his B.A. and M.A. at Louisiana Tech University and his Ph.D. in American History at Texas A&M University. His dissertation, "Lee's Tigers," used such primary materials as letters, diaries, and official records to compile a history of the Louisiana infantry that fought in Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia during the Civil War. "Lee's Tigers: The Louisiana Infantry in the Army of Northern Virginia" was published by Louisiana State University Press in 1987 and was both a History Book Club selection and the recipient of the General L. Kemper Williams Prize for that year's outstanding book on Louisiana history.
Dr. Jones has been married to the former Carol June Janette of Alexandria, Louisiana, for thirty-two years and has two daughters, Laura and Amie. During his twenty-six-year career, he has taught on the junior high, high school, and university level. Dr. Jones currently is a professor of history at the University of Louisiana at Monroe. Besides "Lee's Tigers", he has also published "The Civil War Memoirs of Captain William J. Seymour: Reminiscences of a Louisiana Tiger" (Louisiana State University Press, 1991), which also was a History Book Club selection; "Campbell Brown's Civil War: With Ewell and the Army of Northern Virginia" (LSU Press, 2001); "Historical Dictionary of the Civil War" (Scarecrow Press, 2002); "Cemetery Hill: The Struggle for the High Ground" (Da Capo Press, 2003); and "The Louisiana Journey" (Gibbs Smith, 2007), an 8th grade Louisiana history textbook.