Thomas B. Allen is the author or co-author of several military history books and a recipient of the Eller Prize in Naval History, awarded by the Naval Historical Center and the naval historical Foundation. His first children's book Remember Pearl Harbor was an ALA Notable and a Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Children and received a starred review in School Library Journal. It has netted more than 18,000 copies. George Washington, Spymaster received starred reviews from both School Library Journal and Booklist, and was named one of the New York Public Library's 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing. Mr. Allen is a frequent contributor to National Geographic and other Society publications, including We Americans and The Story of America. He lives in Bethesda, Maryland, and is a founding member of the Writer's Center of Bethesda.