Historian Laurence H. Shoup has taught U.S. history at the university level and has been a historical consultant on California history for over 30 years, authoring or co-authoring over 200 reports for a variety of clients. He graduated from California State University Los Angeles and received his Ph.D. from Northwestern University. A retired member of the National Writers Union, he has authored or co-authored three other books:
Imperial Brain Trust: The Council on Foreign Relations and United States Foreign Policy (co-authored with William Minter). Monthly Review Press, New York, 1977. Reprinted by Authors Choice Press 2004.
The Carter Presidency and Beyond: Power and Politics in the 1980’s. Ramparts Press, Palo Alto, California, 1980.
Inigo of Rancho Posolmi: The Life and Times of a Mission Indian (co-authored with Randall T. Milliken). Ballena Press, Novato, California, 1999.