Frank Bruckerl holds a BS degree in corporate communication and public relations from Drexel University, Philadelphia. While at Drexel, he worked as a Humanities Fellow with the Department of History and Politics and received a first-place award for original research presented at the College of Arts and Sciences’ Research Day 2012. Currently employed in the legal industry as an information technology and marketing professional, he is an independent scholar and lecturer on both local history and the Western Mystery Tradition.
Ross Hassig, Professor Emeritus of Anthropology at the University of Oklahoma, has written several books on Latin America: Trade, Tribute, and Transportation: The Sixteenth-Century Political Economy of the Valley of Mexico (University of Oklahoma Press, 1985); Aztec Warfare: Imperial Expansion and Political Control (University of Oklahoma Press, 1988); War and Society in Ancient Mesoamerica (University of California Press, 1992); Mexico and the Spanish Conquest (1994; 2nd ed., Longman, 2006); Time, History, and Belief in Aztec and Colonial Mexico (University of Texas Press, 2001). In retirement he has been studying prisoners of war during the War of 1812.
Kenneth C. Wolensky is president of the Pennsylvania Historical Association. A historian and author, he worked with Governor Leader to publish his biography, The Life of Governor George M. Leader: Challenging Complacency, published in 2011 by Lehigh University Press. [End Page 554]