Stephen W. Sears is the author of many award-winning books on the Civil War, and the New York Times Book Review has called him "arguably the preeminent living historian of the war's eastern theater." Barrett Whitener has been narrating audiobooks since 1992. His recordings have won several awards, including the prestigious Audie and seven Earphones Awards. AudioFile magazine has named him one of the Best Voices of the Century. He lives in Washington, DC.