Gary L. Bunker, professor emeritus of psychology at Brigham Young University, is the author of From Rail-Splitter to Icon: Lincoln's Image in Illustrated Periodicals, 1860–1865, winner of the Ewell Newman Book Prize from the American Historical Print Collectors Society. His current project is a study of Civil War caricature.

Guy C. Fraker holds a law degree from the University of Illinois and has been a practicing attorney in Bloomington, Illinois, for over forty years, having made court appearances throughout Lincoln's old Eighth Judicial Circuit. He is the author of "Our Link to Lincoln"—a series of articles about Lincoln's ties to Bloomington published by the Bloomington Pantagraph. He is currently working on a book about the Eighth Judicial Circuit and its influence on Lincoln.

Allen C. Guelzo is the Grace Ferguson Kea Professor of American History at Eastern University, where he also directs the Templeton Honors College. His Abraham Lincoln: Redeemer President won the Lincoln Prize for 2000. His newest book, Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation: The End of Slavery in America, will be released by Simon and Schuster in February.

Mark A. Noll, McManis Professor of Christian Thought at Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois, is widely recognized as a preeminent historian of American religious history. His most recent book is America's God: From Jonathan Edwards to Abraham Lincoln (Oxford Press, 2002).

Phillip Shaw Paludan, Chancellor Naomi B. Lynn Distinguished Chair in Lincoln Studies at the University of Illinois at Springfield, has written many important books and articles on Lincoln and the Civil War period, including The Presidency of Abraham Lincoln, winner of the 1995 Lincoln Prize.

Scot J. Zentner is associate professor of political science at California State University, San Bernardino. He received an M.A. and a Ph.D. from Michigan State University. He has published articles and reviews in Polity, Presidential Studies Quarterly, Interpretation: A Journal of Political Philosophy, and Southeastern Political Review.