Paul Friedland is currently a fellow of the Shelby Cullom Davis Center for Historical Studies at Princeton University. His most recent book is Seeing Justice Done: The Age of Spectacular Capital Punishment in France. Mary Louise Roberts is professor of history at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. She has just completed a study of the American military in France during the Second World War, Foreign Affairs: Sex, Power, and the G.I. in France, 1944–1946.
The authors wish to thank Patricia M. E. Lorcin and J. B. Shank for the opportunity to edit this issue, as well as for their generosity and guidance in its preparation.