Don Hickey is a professor of history at Wayne State College in Nebraska. Called "the dean of 1812 scholarship" by the New Yorker, Don is an award-winning author who has written seven books and nearly a hundred articles on the War of 1812. He is best known for The War of 1812: A Forgotten Conflict (Bicentennial edition, 2012) and Don't Give Up the Ship! Myths of the War of 1812 (2006). Don also serves as series editor for John Hopkins Books on the War of 1812, has done extensive consulting work and delivered numerous public lectures, and manages an e-mail list for those interested in the war. For promoting public understanding of the War of 1812, Don received the Samuel Eliot Morison Award from the USS Constitution Museum in 2013.