Allen Ballard, a native of Philadelphia, and a proud graduate of its Central High School, holds degrees from Kenyon College and Harvard University. He’s a retired professor from CCNY and the University of Albany. The prize-winning author of three other non-fiction book and two novels, he, at age 87, still maintains a daily exercise routine of walking, upper-body workouts, and indoor and outdoor cycling. He lives in Clifton Park, New York, and is a great fan of the Adirondacks and, in particular, its crown jewel, Lake George, where he first went to work as a busboy at its Silver Bay YMCA resort at the age of 16. He still visits it yearly, but not to work!