About the Author
Richard Tregaskis (1916-73) was a noted correspondent and writer who reported on several wars, including the Second World War and the Korean and Vietnam conflicts. His books include "Guadalcanal Diary," Flint Whitlock is a co-founder of the Colorado Military History Museum and the author of "The Rock of Anzio: From Sicily to Dachau--A History of the Forty-fifth Infantry Division and Soldiers on Skis: A Pictorial Memoir of the Tenth Mountain Division,"
Tregaskis wrote regularly on Hawaii for the New York Times Sunday travel section. Before concentrating on travel, she spent years as a correspondent traveling the Pacific and high mountain areas of Asia. Trained in war coverage by one of America's famous war correspondents, she covered wars on the Indian subcontinent and Southeast Asia for news services and is a member of the Overseas Press Club of America.
Mark Bowden is the author of seven books, including Black Hawk Down, Bringing the Heat, Killing Pablo, and Guests of the Ayatollah. He reported at The Philadelphia Inquirer for twenty years and is a national correspondent for The Atlantic Monthly. He lives in the Philadelphia area.