WR Frederick is not the usual author on god-belief with a professional stake in the debate. Born and raised on Long Island, New York, he is a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and possesses degrees in science (engineering), languages, and political-military strategy. He pursued a career in the US Army and a later career with Hughes Electronics. He has traveled widely. It is, however, a life-long interest in ancient history, archeology, and related religions that underlies this work, written in the first person to emphasize his own views. Mr. Frederick is also a professional oil painter. He resides in Los Angeles.