About the Author
Justus D. Donecke is professor of history at New College of Florida, where he has been a member of the history faculty since 1969. He received his B.A. from Colgate University in 1960 and his Ph.D. from Princeton University in 1966. His books include Not to the Swift: The Old Isolationists in the Cold War Era (1979); The Presidencies of James A Garfield and Chester A. Arthur (1981); When the Wicked Rise: American Opinion-Makers and the Manchurian Crisis of 1931-1933 (1984); Anti-Intervention: A Bibliographical Introduction to Isolationism and Pacifism from World War I to the Early Cold War (1987); The Battle against Intervention, 1939-1941 (1997); and The New Deal (2002). His book In Danger Undaunted: Anti-Interventionist Movement of 1940-1941 as Revealed in the papers of the America First Committee (1990) was awarded the Arthur S. Link Prize for Documentary Editing by the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations. His book Storm on the Horizon: The Challenge to American Intervention, 1939-1941 (2000) received the annual Herbert Hoover Book Award from the Hoover Presidential Library, West Branch, Iowa, as best book on any topic of American history within the years 1914-1964.
The late John E. Wilz was professor of history at Indiana University, Bloomington, where he has been a member of the history faculty from 1958 until his death in 1994. He received his B.A. from the University of Kentucky in 1954 and his Ph.D. from the institution in 1959. His books include In Search for Peace: The Senate Munitions Inquiry, 1934-36 (1963); The Teaching of American History in High Schools (with Maurice G. Baxter and Robert F. Ferrell, 1964); The Search for Identity: Modern American History (1973); The Search for Memory: Viewpoints in American History (with Richard E. Marshall, 1973); Books in American History: A Basic List for High Schools and Junior Colleges (2nd ed.; with Nancy C. Cridland, 1981); Democracy Challenged: The United States since World War II (1990); and United States Policy vis-à-vis Korea, 1850-1950 (1992). He was a Fulbright-Hays lecturer at the University of West Indies, Jamaica; Hamburg University; and Graz University.