Stewart Halsey Ross
Stewart Halsey Ross brought a broad education and diversified background to his works. He earned a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, M.S. in Technical Writing, and a M.S. in American History. He has been a Vice President with a major New York "Business-to-Business" Advertising and Public Relations Agency; was Associate Editor with Consulting Engineer Magazine; was Project Engineer with Pratt & Whitney's nuclear aircraft engine program; and was responsible for the Air Force's precision bombing range at Edwards Air Force Base. His books reflect this in-depth writing and engineering experience. In Strategic Bombing by the U.S. in World War II, Ross mocks the supposed "pickle-barrel" accuracy of the famed Norden bombsight, recalling an incident at EAFB when a "fat man" missed its target by more than a mile. Ross considered himself a "revisionist" historian, choosing an approach contrary to "conventional wisdom." He was not reluctant to take on icons. Ross read widely to bring to his readers authoritative overviews of his topics. His Bibliographies are useful references on their own, and his comprehensive Notes typically run in the many hundreds. Progressive Press is publishing his Propaganda for War and Global Predator. To our deep regret, Stewart Ross passed away at the age of 81 on Oct. 6, 2010. Obituary.