James Elliott is a Canadian journalist and author with a keen and abiding interest in early North American history. With the Hamilton Spectator he wrote widely on the War of 1812 on subjects ranging from the Bloody Assizes to the Burlington Races. He worked on several episodes of the CBCs Gemini Award winning Canada: A Peoples History both as a consultant and a special-skills extra. He is the author of the critically acclaimed If Ponies Rode Men. James Elliott lives in Hamilton, Ontario.