Dr. Colin F. Baxter, Professor Emeritus of History, East Tennessee State University, was born in Harrow, England. He earned his B.Sc., degree from East Tennessee State University, and his M.A., and Ph.D., degrees from the University of Georgia. His first teaching post was at Furman University, Greenville, South Carolina, where he taught British and European history. He is the author of 5 books: The Normandy Campaign, 1944: A Selected Bibliography (1992); The War in North Africa, 1940-1943: A Selected Bibliography (1996); Field Marshal Bernard Law Montgomery, 1887-1976: A Selected Bibliography (1999): Co-author and contributor to The American Military Tradition from Colonial Times to the Present. 2nd edition (2007). He is the author of the Montgomery entry in the online Oxford Military Bibliographies series. Baxter’s most recent book, The Secret History of RDX: The Super-Explosive that Helped Win World War II was published in 2018 by the University Press of Kentucky.