Kit and Carolyn Bonner are naval historians and photographers. They have authored or co-authored numerous books, including Great Ship Disasters," Warship Boneyards," Cold War at Sea," and Great Naval Disasters." Kit was the naval consultant for the 1997 blockbuster film, Titanic. They live in Ione, California.
Governor Tom Vilsack was elected Iowa's 39th Governor in 1998, the first Democratic governor of the state in more than 30 years. He was re-elected to a second four-year term in 2002. Prior to being elected governor, Governor Vilsack was an Iowa State Senator (1992-98) and the mayor of Mt. Pleasant, Iowa (1987-92) as well as managing a private law practice with his father-in-law.