Thomas W. Zeiler is a professor of history and international affairs at the University of Colorado at Boulder where he directs the Global Studies Academic Program. He received is B.A. from Emory University and his Ph.D. from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, where he studied with Stephen Pelz. He has lived in Buenos Aires and Tokyo as a Senior Fulbright Scholar. Among his six books is Ambassadors in Pinstripes: The Spalding World Baseball Tour and the Birth of the American Empire. He most recently published Annihilation: A Global Military History of World War II (Oxford, 2011). Tom serves as the executive editor of Diplomatic History and as the editor-in-chief of American Foreign Relations Since 1600: A Guide to the Literature, and he has served on SHAFR’s Council and the Bernath Dissertation Award, Program, Teaching, and Membership Committees. He is a member of the State Department Historical Advisory Committee on Diplomatic Documentation.