Michael Miller was born in Torrance, California on 28 May 1971. A U.S. Navy Veteran (1989-1993) who served in Sardinia and Spain, he is the author or co-author of six books on the senior leadership of the Third Reich. His interest in European history, with emphasis on the Second World War, dates back to 1978. He currently works as a certified peer specialist for the Department of Veterans Affairs in California. Andreas Schulz was born in Stendal (Altmark) on 12 April 1965. After completing his studies in Magdeburg, he worked as a hydraulic engineer. For over a decade, he has served in the Bundespresseamt (Federal Press Office) of the German Government.