PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDAR
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 10
LEGENDARY CIVIL WAR HISTORIAN…
WILLIAM C. “JACK”
What a way to start
the year! First…we hosted Ed Bearss.
Now…in October, at the “623rd Meeting”
of The Civil War Round Table of New York, we are going
to hear from a prolific Pulitzer-Prize Nominated
writer, an award-winning Emmy Nominated author, a
famed Lincoln-Prize Finalist historian, and an
unrivaled speaker. They just happen to be
one and the same person!
William C. “Jack” Davis is a native of
Independence, Missouri. He received
his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Sonoma State
University in Northern California. He
spent 20 years in editorial management in the magazine
and book publishing industry.
In 1990, Jack left
that line of work and spent the next decade working as a
writer and consultant both here and abroad.
If you can believe it, Jack is the author or
editor of more than fifty books in the fields of the
Civil War and Southern history, as well as numerous
He was the
on-camera senior consultant for 52 episodes of the
History Channel series “Civil War Journal” which I
have to tell you got me into trouble many, many times.
Unfortunately for my “then” employer, they liked
to televise the show in the mornings here in New York,
and I was always late to work…thanks to Jack!
But the Civil War
Journal was not the only production Jack worked on.
Other productions included Commercial and Public
Television, as well as the BBC, where he acted as
historical consultant for several television and film
productions, including “The Blue and the Gray,”
“George Washington,” and “The Perfect Tribute.”
From 2000 to 2013
he was Professor of History and Director of Programs
of the Virginia Center for Civil War Studies at Virginia
Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia.
Jack is a
three-time winner of the Jefferson Davis Award given
for book-length works in Confederate History, our own
Fletcher Pratt Award in 1977 (only 41 short years
ago) and our Barondess Lincoln Prize in 2000.