Jud Sage has been teaching American history for 40 years at several colleges and universities, including the University of Maryland, Holy Cross and George Mason University. Because of the high cost of student textbooks, he created his own text, which is available at a modest price. His textbooks have been adopted by a statewide college system and by a number of high school history programs. It has been reviewed by College Open Textbooks and recommended for use in basic American history courses at the AP high school and college level. Mr. Sage’s books are a compendium of lectures he has presented in college classrooms during his teaching career. He is currently professor emeritus at Northern Virginia Community College, where he teaches online. His web site at www.academicamerican.com has the contents of his texts in digital form.