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About the Author

Colin Beavan

Colin Beavan is the author of two previous historical non-fiction books, Fingerprints: The Muder Case that Launched Forensic Science andOperation Jedburgh: D-Day and America's First Shadow War. His writing has appeared in Esquire, The Atlantic, and The New York Times. He posts regularly on his blog at He lives in New York City.

Beavan is the director of the No Impact Project, a visiting scholar at New York University, and sits on the board of directors of New York City's Transportation Alternatives and on the advisory council of Just Food.