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John Ross

Author and editor

John F. Ross is a former editor of American Heritage and Smithsonian magazines, and the author of five books. The Wall Street Journal called his most recent work—The Promise of the Grand Canyon: John Wesley Powell’s Perilous Journey and His Vision for the American West—“a convincing case for Powell’s legacy as a pioneering conservationist.”

His previous books include Enduring Courage: Ace Pilot Eddie Rickenbacker and the Dawn of the Age of Speed and War on the Run: The Epic Story of Robert Rogers and the Conquest of America's First Frontier, which won the Fort Ticonderoga Award for Contributions to American History.