About the Author
Jack Bass teaches at the College of Charleston. He has written for the New York Times
, the Washington Post
, and the Los Angeles Times
and is the author or co-author of six nonfiction books, including The Transformation of Southern Politics, Taming the Storm
, winner of the 1994 Robert Kennedy Book Award, and the 1998 biography, Ol' Strom
, on which he collaborated with Marilyn Walser Thompson.
Marilyn Walser Thompson was an award-winning reporter in South Carolina, where she covered Thurmond in the late 1970s. She later served as assistant managing editor for investigations at The Washington Post and in 2004 became vice president and editor of Kentucky's Lexington Herald-Leader. Thompson is the author or co-author of three previous nonfiction books.