David O. Stewart, formerly a lawyer, writes books of history and historical fiction, including most recently The New Land, which recounts the experience of the Louisbourg expedition of 1758 through the eyes of German immigrants to America and George Washington: The Political Rise of America’s Founding Father. His other works are The Summer of 1787: The Men Who Invented the Constitution, winner of the Washington Writing Award as Best Book of 2007, Impeached: The Trial of President Andrew Johnson, American Emperor: Aaron Burr’s Challenge to Jefferson’s America, and Madison’s Gift: Five Partnerships That Built America. He has also won the History Prize of the Society of the Cincinnati and the William H. Prescott Award of the National Society of Colonial Dames of America. Bloomberg View called David's The Lincoln Deception the best historical novel of 2013. Sequels include The Wilson Deception and The Babe Ruth Deception.