Michael Shapiro

Michael Shapiro was born in Brooklyn in 1952 and lives in New York City. A professor at the Columbia School of Journalism, he is the author of four previous books: "Japan: In the Land of the Broken Hearted"; "The Shadow in the Sun: A Korean Year of Love and Sorrow"; "Who Will Teach for America"; and "Solomon's Sword: Two Families and the Children the State Took Away," His articles have appeared in "The New Yorker" and other publications. "From the Hardcover edition."