Charles Leerhsen is the author of Blood and Smoke: A True Tale of Mystery, Mayhem, and the Birth of the Indy 500, Crazy Good: The True Story of Dan Patch, the Most Famous Horse in America and Ty Cobb: Terrible Beauty. He has written for Sports Illustrated, Esquire, Rolling Stone, Newsweek, The New York Times Magazine, and other publications. He has been an editor at SI, People, and US Weekly. He has co-written books with Chuck Yeager and Brandon Tartikoff and teaches writing at the City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism. Visit CharlesLeerhsen.com and follow him on Twitter at @CharlesLeerhsen.