MICHAEL FARQUHAR is the author of three bestsellers, A Treasury of Royal Scandals, A Treasury of Great American Scandals, and A Treasury of Deception, as well as his latest book, A Treasury of Foolishly Forgotten Americans. He is co-author of The Century: History as It Happened on the Front Page of the Capital’s Newspaper. His work has been featured in a number of publications, including The Washington Post, where he was a writer and editor for ten years, specializing in history. He has appeared as a commentator on such programs as the History Channel’s Russia: Land of the Tsars and The French Revolution. He lives in Washington, D.C.