Award-winning historian and novelist Elizabeth Cobbs brings unique and unexpected perspectives to our understanding of the past and present. Building upon her remarkable life experiences as an activist in her teens and twenties, Elizabeth Cobbs writes fiction and non-fiction that is both witty and scholarly. Her path-breaking books reveal a world that is as intriguing and surprising as it is real. Some of her earlier books are published under the name Elizabeth Cobbs Hoffman.
Elizabeth began writing at age 15 as the Publications Coordinator for a women's center in Southern California, where she organized a variety of innovative projects for young people and adults. For these and other efforts, at age 22, she won the John D. Rockefeller International Youth Award, given annually to one individual worldwide. She earned a Ph.D. at Stanford University, and now teaches history at Texas A&M University. Her books have won four literary prizes, two for American history and two for fiction.