Evan Thomas is the author of 10 books, including the New York Times best-selling “John Paul Jones,” “Sea of Thunder” and “Being Nixon.” Thomas was a writer, correspondent and editor for 33 years at Time and Newsweek, including 10 years as Washington bureau chief at Newsweek, where, at the time of his retirement in 2010, he was editor-at-large. Thomas wrote more than 100 cover stories and in 1999 won a National Magazine Award. He also wrote Newsweek’s election specials in 1996, 2000, 2004 (winner of the National Magazine Award) and 2008. He appears on many TV and radio talk shows, including “Meet the Press” and “Morning Joe.” Thomas has taught writing and journalism at Harvard and Princeton, where, from 2007 to 2014, he was Ferris Professor of Journalism. His new book is “First: Sandra Day O’Connor” (Random House).