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About the Author
Daniel Meyerson, an Ellis Fellow at Columbia University, has taught writing at Columbia, New York University, and Bennington College. He is the author of The Linguist and the Emperor: Napoleon and Champollion’s Quest to Decipher the Rosetta Stone and Blood and Splendor: The Lives of Five Tyrants, from Nero to Saddam Hussein. He lives in New York City.