Walter Shapiro, a columnist for Roll Call, has covered the last 10 presidential elections. Along the way, he has worked for two newspapers (USA Today and The Washington Post), two news magazines (Time and Newsweek), two monthlies (Esquire and the Washington Monthly), and three online publications (Yahoo News, Politics Daily and Salon). Shapiro is also a lecturer in political science at Yale.
His book on his con-man great-uncle (Hustling Hitler: The Jewish Vaudevillian Who Fooled the Fuhrer) has just been published by Blue Rider Press. A former Jimmy Carter speechwriter, Shapiro is also the author of "One-Car Caravan: On the Road with the 2004 Democrats Before America Tunes In," a chronicle of the early skirmishing for the 2004 presidential nomination.