About the Author
John Morton Blum (1921-) was one of the United States' pre-eminent political historians from the 1940s to the early 1990s. Now retired, he lives in New Haven, Connecticut. Dr. Blum's contribution to the field of U.S. History and Political Science are wide-reaching. Currently his textbooks, including The National Experience, are still used in American universities. The modest, self-effacing Blum made a cameo appearance as himself in the 1983 Woody Allen film Zelig, and he has appeared in various documentaries on PBS' American Experience series, including TR. He also wrote a book called V was for Victory.