James H. Madison is an emeritus professor of history at Indiana University. His most recent books are A Lynching in the Heartland: Race and Memory in America (2001), Slinging Doughnuts for the Boys: An American Woman in World War II (2007), World War II: A History in Documents (2010), Hoosiers: A New History of Indiana (2014), and The Ku Klux Klan in the Heartland (2020).
Elizabeth Richardson served with the American Red Cross in England and France during WWII. Her intelligence and commitment gave her different perspective on war. She died in France in 1945 and is one of four women buried in the American Cemetery in Normandy.