STEPHEN ENDICOTT was born in Shanghai of missionary parents and grew up in China before the Communist revolution. His family lived in Sichuan province for three generations, where he returned to teach in the 1980s. Endicott, a graduate of the University of Toronto, has received the Killam Senior Fellowship and other academic awards while teaching East Asian history at York University. His books include Diplomacy and Enterprise: British China Policy 1933-1937; James G. Endicott: Rebel Out of China; and Red Earth: Revolution in a Sichuan Village.
EDWARD HAGERMAN is a member of the history faculty of York University in Toronto. He has published many articles on the origins of modern war and modern total war, and has contributed to textbooks for the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, the U.S. Air Force Academy, and the Air War College of the U.S. Air Force. He is author of The American Civil War and the Origins of Modern Warfare.