"Professor Hubbard's painstaking study, Origins of the TVA, shows the thorny course of events before TVA was born....Students of legislation and party politics will be grateful to Professor Hubbard for his careful and useful narrative of the long conflict over policy. His work is well done. He has examined the public records and some of the private papers....Professor Hubbard's volume is a credit to its author and to the press which published it." --J. B. Shannon, The University of Nebraska, in Political Science Quarterly
Preston J. Hubbard was a native of Winfield, Alabama, received his Ph.D. degree from Vanderbilt University, and served on the faculty of Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tennessee, from 1955 to 1988. J. Leonard Bates was Professor of History at the University of Illinois - Champaign and the author of The Origins of Teapot Dome.