John McMillian specializes in 20th century American history, with an emphasis on 1960s and 1970s. Born and raised in Michigan, he earned his BA from Michigan State University, and his PhD from Columbia University. His books include Beatles Vs. Stones (Simon & Schuster, 2013), Smoking Typewriters: The Sixties Undergrounds Press and the Rise of Alternative Media in America (Oxford, 2011), The Radical Reader (New Press, 2003, co-edited with Timothy Patrick McCarthy), and The New Left Revisited (Temple, 2003, co-edited with Paul Buhle). He is also co-editor of The Sixties: A Journal of History, Politics and Culture, which is published bi-annualy by Taylor & Francis. His work has appeared in scholarly journals, magazines, and major newspapers, and he is currently researching a new project on some of the cultural and political changes in New York City post World War II.