Dr. Lesley Gordon
Author of General George E. Pickett in Life and Legend (1998), This Terrible War: The Civil War and Its Aftermath (co-authored, 2014), A Broken Regiment: The 16th Connecticut’s Civil War (2014), Dr. Lesley J. Gordon is now the Charles G. Summersell Chair of Southern History at the University of Alabama.
In her own words:
“As a graduate student and freshly minted PhD, I published some of my very first book reviews in the Southern Historian. I was eager for opportunities to write, and the journal was an important venue for just that. Further, I valued the fact that it was graduate run, with both book reviews and articles authored by my contemporaries. Twenty years later, I look back fondly on the Southern Historian as an important milepost in my academic career.”