About the Author:
James Lincoln Collier has published over fifty books, including Decision at Philadelphia, a highly regarded study of the Constitutional Convention which he co-wrote with his brother Christopher Collier. A leading jazz historian, he has also received a Newbery Honors Medal, a Christopher Medal, and
has twice been monimated for the National Book Award. He has been a Fellow of the National Endowment for the Humanities and a Senior Research Fellow for the Institute for Studies in American Music.
Collier is Professor of History at the University of Connecticut.