About the Author
Denise Kiernan has been working as a writer for nearly twenty years. Her most recent book, "The Girls of Atomic City", is a "New York Times, Los Angeles Times" and NPR" "bestseller", " and was named as one of Amazon's Top 100 Best Books of 2013. She is also the author of popular history titles "Signing Their Lives Away, Signing Their Rights Away, "and" Stuff Every American Should Know". She has been published in "The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Village Voice, Ms. Magazine, Reader's Digest, Discover, " and many more publications. She has also worked in television, serving as head writer for ABC's Who Wants to Be a Millionaire" during its Emmy award-winning first season and producing for media outlets such as ESPN and MSNBC. She has been a featured guest on" "NPR's" ""Weekend Edition,"" PBS NewsHour, MSNBC Morning Joe, " and "The Daily Show" with Jon Stewart.
Joseph D'Agnese is a writer and journalist who lives in the mountains of Western North Carolina. Though he writes about the Middle Ages, he considers himself a Renaissance man. He is the author of "Blockhead: The Life of Fibonacci".