Mark A. Stoler is professor of history at the University of Vermont. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin in 1971. His areas of expertise are U.S. diplomatic and military history and World War II. Included among his many publications areThe Politics of the Second Front: American Military Planning and Diplomacy in Coalition Warfare, 1941-1943(1977) andGeorge C. Marshall: Soldier-Statesman of the American Century(1989). His scholarship has earned him the University Scholar Award (1993) and the Dean's Lecture Award (1992), and in 1984 he was recognized for distinguished teaching with the George V. Kidder Outstanding Faculty Award.Melanie S. Gustafson is the author of 'Major Problems in the History of World War II: Documents and Essays (Major Problems in American History Series)', published 2002 under ISBN 9780618061327 and ISBN 0618061320.