Ernest Marshall, M.D. is a graduate of the School of Arts & Sciences and School of Medicine of the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia. A former Professor of Medicine in Hematology/Oncology, he is currently an award-winning author/historian focused on U.S. Navy history during the World Wars and inter-war years. His book, Rear Admiral Herbert V. Wiley – A Career in Airships and Battleships was the recipient of the prestigious Rear Admiral Samuel Eliot Morison Award for naval literature given by the New York Commandery of the Naval Order of the United States. He is noted for the depth of his research and his fluid writing style. With an abiding interest in the individuals who lived the history about which he writes, much of his work is biographical and based on oral histories and memoirs. The personal accounts are woven into official archival records from the National Archives and Research Administration. His research philosophy is, “if it can be known, I want to know it.” He is a member of a number of historical societies including the Society for Military History, Naval Historical Foundation, Naval Airship Association, Naval War College Foundation, Naval Order of the United States, and Navy Lakehurst Historical Society. He resides in Charlottesville, Virginia, with his wife, Lisa.