Kevin J. McNamara is an associate scholar of the Foreign Policy Research Institute in Philadelphia, PA, and an assistant dean at Drexel University. McNamara earned a BA in journalism and a MA in international politics from Temple University as well as a certificate in national security law from the University of Virginia Law School. McNamara has been a contributing editor to Orbis: A Journal of World Affairs and has been published in The American Spectator, Commentary, Defense News, National Review Online, Society, and The World & I, as well as in newspapers such as the Chicago Tribune, Cleveland Plain Dealer, Detroit News, Newsday, Philadelphia Inquirer, and Seattle Times. His work has been translated into Chinese and cited by the U.S. House Committee on Foreign Affairs and a US Commission on Broadcasting to the People's Republic of China. He was awarded fellowships and grants by the Earhart and Tawani foundations to acquire and translate the first hand accounts of the Czechoslovak Legion that form the basis of this book.