Cathryn J. Prince is the author of A Professor, a President, and a Meteor: The Birth of American Science, Burn the Town and Sack the Banks: Confederates Attack Vermont! and Shot from the Sky: American POWs in Switzerland. She worked as a correspondent for The Christian Science Monitor in Switzerland and in New York, where she covered the United Nations. She is a freelance contributor to The Weston Forum, Weston Magazine, and is a frequent contributor to The Christian Science Monitor.