James McCormack graduated from an Ivy League college with honors (Phi Beta Kappa), and later obtained a doctorate at an Ivy League institution.  Unexpected Treason was written over a two-year period, with the research on Obama initiated while he was a U.S. senator from Illinois.  The author has maintained the highest academic standards when compiling the quotes and facts used to advance the political arguments, which have been supported by over 320 footnotes.