Bruce Watson is a Senior Editor of American Heritage and the author of the critically-acclaimed books Freedom Summer, Sacco and Vanzetti: The Men, The Murders, and The Judgment of Mankind, and Bread and Roses: Mills, Migrants, and the Struggle for the American Dream. He has also written biographies of Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart.
Watson writes a popular history blog at Visit theattic.space/.
He received a master's degree in American history from the University of Massachusetts, and worked as a journalist, elementary school teacher, and Peace Corps volunteer. He lives in Western Massachusetts.
Photo: Julie Kumble / New York Times (2007)