Jonathan Grant received his B.A. (1986) and M.A. (1989 and 1990) from Indiana University before taking his doctorate at the University of Wisconsin in 1995. A specialist in modern Russian history, he is the author of Big Business in Russia: The History of the Putilov Company in Late Imperial Russia, 1868-1917 (Pittsburgh, 1999). His most recent book, Rulers Guns, and Money (Harvard, 2007) deals with the global army trade in the age of imperialism. Currently, Dr. Grant is writing a book about the armaments business in Eastern Europe in the years between the world wars. His teaching areas include Russia, Central Asia, Ottoman Empire, Balkans, and World War I.