Brayton Harris is a retired navy captain, and the author of numerous books, includingBlue & Gray in Black & White: Newspapers in the Civil War and The Navy Times Book of Submarines: A Political, Social, and Military History. He has been a guest on theToday show. His articles have appeared in the Saturday Review, Civil War, andProceedings of the U.S. Naval Institute, among others. He lives in Mission Hills, Kansas.