About the Author
Dr. Bruce A. Rubenstein, Professor of History at the University of Flint-Michigan, is a native of Port Huron, Michigan, and received his Ph.D. from Michigan State University. Dr. Rubenstein’s areas of specialty, in addition to Michigan history, are American Indian-White Relations, Twentieth-Century Political History, and the History of Sports. He co-authored two other books with Dr. Ziewacz, Three Bullets Sealed His Lips and Payoffs in the Cloakroom: The Greening of the Michigan Legislature, 1938-1945, both dealing with Michigan’s political history. He also has authored Chicago in the World Series, 1903-2005: The Cubs and White Sox in Championship Play, in addition to several articles on baseball and American Indian-White Relations in Michigan.
Dr. Lawrence E. Ziewacz, late Professor of American Thought and Language at Michigan State University, was a native of Sault Ste. Marie, in Michigan’s upper peninsula and received his Ph.D. from Michigan State University. In addition to his co-authored books with Dr. Rubenstein, he co-authored The Games They Played: Sports in American History and was co-advisory general editor for The Guide to United States Popular Culture. Dr. Ziewacz was a reviewer for the National Endowment for the Humanities and published numerous articles on sports and Michigan political history.