Wayne Curtis is a contributing editor toPreservationmagazine, and his stories on travel, architecture, and history have appeared in theNew York Times,The Atlantic Monthly,The American Scholar, andAmerican Heritage. In 2002 Curtis was named Lowell Thomas Travel Journalist of the Year by the Society of American Travel Writers. He lives in Maine. For more information about rum or the author, visit RepublicOfRum.com. From the Hardcover edition.Curtis, Wayne is the author of 'And a Bottle of Rum A History of the New World in Ten Cocktails', published 2007 under ISBN 9780307338624 and ISBN 0307338622.