Lawrence Wittner is Professor of History emeritus at the State University of New York/Albany. He began his career as a peace activist in the fall of 1961, when he and other college students picketed the White House in an attempt to block resumption of U.S. nuclear weapons testing. Since then, he has participated in a great many peace movement ventures, and has served as president of the Peace History Society, as convener of the Peace History Commission of the International Peace Research Association, and as a national board member of Peace Action, the largest grassroots peace organization in the United States. In addition, he has been active in the racial equality and labor movements, and is currently executive secretary of the Albany County Central Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO. A former co-editor of the journal Peace & Change, he is also the author or editor of thirteen books, including Rebels Against War, The Biographical Dictionary of Modern Peace Leaders, Peace Action, Working for Peace and Justice, and the award-winning trilogy, The Struggle Against the Bomb.