Elizabeth Cobbs holds the Melbern Glasscock Chair at Texas A&M and is a Research Fellow at Stanford’s Hoover Institution. She is the author most recently of The Hamilton Affair, A Novel (2016) and The Hello Girls: America’ First Women Soldiers (2017). Her works have won the Allan Nevins Prize, Bernath Book Prize, and San Diego Book Award. Other books include American Umpire, All You Need is Love: The Peace Corps and the 1960s, Major Problems in American History, The Rich Neighbor Policy, and Broken Promises: A Novel of the Civil War. She has written for the New York Times, Jerusalem Post, Los Angeles Times, and Reuters. Her film American Umpire debuted on American public television in 2016.