Albert Rolls teaches at Touro College in New York City and has also taught at John Jay College, LaGuardia Community College, and other institutions in the City University of New York system. He coedited H. W. Wilson's World Authors 2000-2005 and Current Biography International Yearbook, 2006 and is assistant editor of Wilson's Current Biography series.
Emiliano Zapata: A Biography is organized chronologically, detailing Zapata's youth and early adulthood in the years preceding the Mexican Revolution; his role in getting his home state involved in the Revolution; and his ascent to power in Morelos' revolutionary movement. The author elucidates Zapata's continual struggle to bring meaningful change to the lives of Mexico's poorest people, how his commitment to revolutionary reform came to define his existence, and how his ideals led to his own violent death as they had to the deaths of so many of his adversaries. A fascinating read for high school students as well as general readers, this biography tells an unforgettable story of one of Mexico's heroic figures.