H. Paul Jeffers (1934–2009) was an established military historian and author of 70 books. He worked as an editor and producer at ABC, CBS, and NBC, and was the only person to have been news director at both of New York City's all-news radio stations. He taught journalism at New York University, Syracuse University, and Boston University. His works include the novels A Grand Night for Murder and What Mommy Said and the nonfiction Marshall: Lessons in Leadership with Alan Axelrod. He lived in New York City.