Stewart Halsey Ross brings a broad education and diversified background to his works. He holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering (Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn), M.S. in Technical Writing (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute), and an M.S. in American History (Western Connecticut State University). He has been a Vice President with a major New York "Business-to-Business" Advertising and Public Relations Agency; was Associate Editor with Consulting Engineer Magazine; was Project Engineer with Pratt & Whitney's nuclear aircraft engine program; was a member of an elite U.S. Army detachment at Edwards Air Force Base responsible for operation of the Air Force's precision bombing range.
His books reflect this in-depth writing and engineering experience. For example, in "Strategic Bombing by the U.S. in World War II," Ross mocks the supposed "pickle-barrel" accuracy of the famed Norden bombsight, recalling an incident at EAFB when a "fat man" missed its target by more than a mile.
Ross considers himself a "revisionist" historian, choosing to approach his presentations contrary to "conventional wisdom." He is not reluctant to take on icons.
Ross has published four books:The Management of Business-to-Business Advertising; Propaganda for War: How the United States Was Conditoned to Fight the Great War of 1914-1918; Strategic Bombing by the U.S. in World War II: The Myths and the Facts; and How Roosevelt Failed America in World War II. His fifth, "Global Predator: U.S. Wars for Empire," is scheduled to be released by the end of 2009.
Ross reads widely to bring to his readers authoritative overviews of his topics. His Bibliographies are useful references on their own and his comprehensive Notes typically run in the many hundreds.