Thomas Fleming is a former president of the Society of American Historians. His "Benjamin Franklin: The Man Who Dared the Lightning," has just been issued as an ebook, selling over 2,000 copies within twenty-four hours. Mr. Fleming is on the advisory board of HNN.
Mr. Foster teaches history at DePaul University. He is the author of Sex and the Eighteenth Century Man: Massachusetts and the History of Sexuality in America and editor of Long Before Stonewall: Histories of Same-Sex Sexuality in Early America.