Louisa Thomas was a New America fellow and is author of Louisa: The Extraordinary Life of Mrs. Adams. Thomas wrote a biography of Louisa Catherine Adams, published by Penguin Press. Thomas is a contributor to Grantland. She is the author of Conscience: Two Soldiers, Two Pacifists, One Family--A Test of Will and Faith in World War I. Previously, Thomas was on the editorial staff of the New Yorker. She is a graduate of Harvard College.